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Can Non-California residents pick their car up in Fremont?

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  1. Garlan Garner

    Garlan Garner Active Member

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    #1 Garlan Garner, Aug 6, 2016
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    Just a simple question. I live in Chicago Il USA.

    Can non-California residents pick their car up in Fremont when the time comes?

    Will it save any money to pick it up?

    These are the details of my trip if I did.


    Fremont California
    Mojave Supercharger
    Primm Supercharger
    St. George Supercharger
    Beaver Supercharger
    Green River Supercharger
    Grand Junction Supercharger
    Silverthorne Supercharger
    Limon Supercharger
    Goodland Supercharger
    Hays Supercharger
    Salina Supercharger
    Topeka Supercharger
    Columbia Supercharger
    Springfield Illinois Supercharger
    Normal Supercharger
    Country Club Hills Supercharger
    Chicago


    Route Direct
    Route Thru Superchargers
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    Distance 2,258.6 miles
    Driving Time 33:53
    Charging Time 11:13
    Total Trip Time 45:05
    Total Energy Used 745.9 kWh
    2,486 RM
    Average Efficiency 330 Wh/mile
    Net Elevation Change 295 feet
     
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  2. ecarfan

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    Not sure if by "Frezno" you mean the California city of "Fresno" (where there is a Supercharger but not a Service Center or anyplace to take delivery of a new Tesla) or you mean "Fremont" where the Tesla factory is located and where you could take delivery of your new car.

    My suggestion would be to contact Tesla and ask them your question.
     
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    That is what I meant. Fremont. I can't seem to change the thread title.
     
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    Sure you can pick it up in Fremont. But you will pay California taxes and not sure what IL will charge when you return. That was my original plan to speed the process and try out a cross county trip but the cost was too dear.
     
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    Great info. California charges tax no matter what?
     
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    There is at least one other thread/post/something covering this, I think. I also called my sales guy and he told me the same thing. I've been trying to find the post and if I do I will provide link. I was even trying to cut delivery time by flying to Chicago, where I used to live, but paperwork and taxes also killed that idea. In the end, I suffered the long (though not as long as the early adopters)wait in Ohio.
     
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    #8 hockeythug, Aug 6, 2016
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    You are in the same boat as me. Illinois will give you credit for what you paid California but won't refund you the difference.
     
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    That's good information to know though. That's fantastic.
     
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    Seems like the delivery fee can't be waived, but I would be happy to go to the factory if they could and wouldn't charge me California sales tax. I can't think of a better way to really enjoy autopilot than a cross country road trip as soon as I get the car with the supercharger and destination charging networks.
     
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    I was thinking the exact same thing.

    Maybe we can get a caravan going from California headed east.
     
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  11. NikeWings

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    We need your tax dollars to sustain our errant government spending.
    Please consider relocating here permanently and helping out.....the weather is awesome for driving with the pano open 24x7.
     
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    How are the details of this hypothetical trip relevant to the question?

    Sounds like how my wife would have asked, lol.
     
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    I was wondering about that. Does the Pano open?
     
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    Yep, every day! :cool: I don't have any close ups, but if you zoom you can get a feel for it.

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  16. Garlan Garner

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    Very nice....I was wondering about the M3 though. I assume its going to open the same way.
     
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    Or maybe you'll have a rag top! If there is an option, you are probably right but I haven't seen anything yet. That 3 is a great looking car!
     
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    Epic picture with all those boats!
     
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    Its the parking lot of the local library and every time I stop by I think, it must be the prettiest little library branch ever.
     

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