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Delivery Time

Discussion in 'The UK and Ireland' started by Jamflem, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. Jamflem

    Jamflem New Member

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    Last week i ordered a brand new inventory model that has recently come off the production line and is still in Fremont. On the My Tesla site it says “You will be contacted by a Tesla delivery specialist to arrange for payment and delivery of your Model S.” Will this change to give me an indication of the car’s journey across the US and subsequently across the Atlantic etc...? If so any idea on normal times for it to leave the Fremont facility? It will ultimately end up in South Manchester....

    Thanks in advance.......
     
  2. DJP31

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    Welcome to the forum! Follow this link for a guide to what happens next - slowly!

    https://teslaownersgroup.co.uk/kb/tracking-your-tesla-from-the-factory-to-the-uk

    Your My Tesla will be updated but it’s a manual and sporadic affair I’m afraid. Tesla are all about quarter end deliveries, and especially year end, so I’d expect them to pull all the stops out and get the car to you for the end of December.

    Unfortunately the crazy delivery rush can come at a cost, sometimes the cars are delivered in a less than perfect state. If you can, avoid the least minute rush and push delivery to the beginning of January. Handover will be a more pleasant experience.

    In the meantime, find everything you can to read and watch Tesla related to help the time pass :)
     
  3. Jamflem

    Jamflem New Member

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    Thanks....really interesting. Much appreciated. Never very good at being patient :)
     
  4. DJP31

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    You and me both ‘ instant gratification is too slow’ o_O

    Mind you, at least by finding an inventory model you’ve skipped a couple of steps, might be was nearly 2 months from order date to start of production :eek:

    Presumably you’ve used a referral code too? I read yesterday of someone that hadn’t and it wasn’t mentioned by sales either!
     
  5. tkdkenny

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    My MS took 1 month to go from confirmation to build finish, so hopefully you've saved yourself that wait!

    Being an inventory car I think your journey will be quite different to mine; the custom cars are dismantled and shipped to the Netherlands to be reassembled before they ship to the UK, this means Tesla can claim they are shipping car parts rather than a whole car so import duty is less, but results in a much longer total shipping time.

    From memory (which is sketchy at best) my car took 2 weeks to get across the US to the port, then 1 week to get across the Pond. I presume yours will ship directly to the UK, so you could get it by the end of Nov. I guess it all depends on if they wait to ship it will a lot of other cars.

    I'm currently at 5wks from when my car was finished, and the car is now at the port waiting to be shipped from Netherlands to UK. Pretty quick compaired to some people I've heard about.
     
  6. DJP31

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    Inventory cars follow exactly the same journey as any other. The timeline in the link above is an excellent guide to journey times.
     
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  7. Robnoper

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    Same as me, im awaiting Model S 74RWD inventory coming from freemont, aparrently its on a container ship and also on its way to Manchester South
     
  8. DJP31

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    You've been short changed if you're getting a 74 ;)
     

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