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Configuring the Model 3

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by flamingoezz, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. flamingoezz

    flamingoezz Member

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    I've read that your configuration options may affect your delivery date somewhat -- so my question is, will all pre-orders be asked to configure their cars at the same time, or will your preorder date determine your configuration date?

    If all configurations are done at the same time to figure out delivery order, that'll probably occur mid 2017 to prep for production, right? I thought I also read that once you configure your car, you'll be unable to get a refund on your deposit. So those who are in the back-end of the preorder list will have to configure and lock their order in with their federal rebate status unknown and over a year to delivery?

    This is going to be a bumpy ride.
     
  2. favo

    favo Model 3 Reservation Holder

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    The invitations to configure have typically gone out in batches sized according to anticipated production capacity. They also plan to start with the west coast and employees, then current Tesla owners. The exact sequence is unknown at this point.

    After you configure, you will likely have a week before your order is locked in, as with Model S/X. After that week, your deposit is committed and changes cost $500.
     
  3. Craig9080

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    And plan on adding options if you want you car anytime in 2017.
     
  4. diamond.g

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    You probably meant 2018 ;)
     
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  5. flamingoezz

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    I'm like # 390K and on the east coast so I don't think a fully loaded m3 could get me a car in 2018 =p
     
  6. Garlan Garner

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    Be optimistic. It might happen.
     
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    Your Model 3 reservation number is not related to a production sequence number.
     
  8. Garlan Garner

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    Hey Hey...... stop raining on my parade. My reservation number is 0000100000. LOL
     
  9. wbrumfiel

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    I wondered this as well. They said they would ship based on geography and options. Maybe they'll invite everyone that reserved in a region at the same time? Otherwise they have no idea whether I plan on getting a $60k model 3 or a $35k model 3.
     
  10. eSpiritIV

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    To help this bumpy ride your goal should be to petition with your state representatives to EXTEND the tax credit to 500,000 vehicles! There is already a petition out there that you should go sign. whitehouse.gov i think it may have been? DOes anybody have the link
     
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  11. crackers8199

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    the problem is that the president can't just extend it arbitrarily on his own...it would have to be passed by congress, which is never going to happen. ever.
     
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  12. voip-ninja

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    You know the money actually comes from somewhere, right? It's not like "woo, free money!!".

    500K vehicles works out to 3.75 billion dollars with a B. The entire point of the tax credit was to help get EV adoption going and clearly Tesla is no longer having a problem with that.

    It's kind of like the solar federal tax credit. I was very happy to collect it, and I knew that if I wanted it I need to act sooner rather than later. It has absolutely spurred the rapid adoption of solar in my area and I'm not going to shed tears when the program winds down, because at that point the solar industry here should be in position to stand up on their own without the feds subsidizing their products.
     
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