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Expected Signature Delivery ???

Jul 20, 2013
28
0
New York
Ok, I have Signature 13xx and have been able to configure for a few weeks.

Now theoretically, if I were to configure today when do people expect me to take delivery?

All Tesla was willing to give me was before the end of the year. I told them that I need a more precise answer and that it was not rocket science. I am probably in the first 1000 cars to be delivered and it should be possible to give me a more precise delivery estimate.

My decision to cancel/order depends on this info and if Tesla wants to make the sale I need a delivery date (or good estimate) Should not be that hard on a $140k purchase.

But maybe you guys know better than Tesla?
 

goneskiian

Active Member
Nov 16, 2012
2,618
805
Bellevue WA
Do you have a vin yet?

Considering your high sig #, and where they are going to have to ship to, I would guess the last 2 weeks of December.

I have no knowledge other than my gut feeling though so please add salt!
 

Lyon

2016 S P100DL, 2016 X P90D
Dec 26, 2011
2,004
215
Eugene, Oregon
How precise a date do you need? Frankly they probably can't be too precise at the moment because there are a number of known unknowns still out there. This is a new vehicle and the production ramp speed is going to depend on a number of factors, some of which are outside of Tesla's direct control. Also, there's shipping to take into account. Once it leaves the factory transit time isn't easy to predict with any accuracy; this isn't a something from Amazon with a tracking number.

Tesla's been pretty clear that they want to deliver all the US Signatures by the end of the year. If you order today I would bet on December delivery but that could vary by as much as a month in either direction.

If you don't mind my asking, why is it so important to have a precise delivery date?
 

FredTMC

Model S VIN #4925
Dec 26, 2012
3,492
3,745
Orange County CA
How precise a date do you need? Frankly they probably can't be too precise at the moment because there are a number of known unknowns still out there. This is a new vehicle and the production ramp speed is going to depend on a number of factors, some of which are outside of Tesla's direct control. Also, there's shipping to take into account. Once it leaves the factory transit time isn't easy to predict with any accuracy; this isn't a something from Amazon with a tracking number.

Tesla's been pretty clear that they want to deliver all the US Signatures by the end of the year. If you order today I would bet on December delivery but that could vary by as much as a month in either direction.

If you don't mind my asking, why is it so important to have a precise delivery date?

wow. They want to deliver all sigs by year end. Remind me again, how many signature series are there?
 

goneskiian

Active Member
Nov 16, 2012
2,618
805
Bellevue WA
wow. They want to deliver all sigs by year end. Remind me again, how many signature series are there?
Nobody outside of Tesla knows for sure, but best guesses are about 1200. There were quite a few added pretty late in the game (from wait lists) that didn't get sequence numbers.

I assume you've seen the email from Tesla that says they are going to have ALL X reservation holders configure by year end?
 

Grendal

SpaceX Moderator
Jan 31, 2012
5,755
7,016
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Ok, I have Signature 13xx and have been able to configure for a few weeks.

Now theoretically, if I were to configure today when do people expect me to take delivery?

All Tesla was willing to give me was before the end of the year. I told them that I need a more precise answer and that it was not rocket science. I am probably in the first 1000 cars to be delivered and it should be possible to give me a more precise delivery estimate.

My decision to cancel/order depends on this info and if Tesla wants to make the sale I need a delivery date (or good estimate) Should not be that hard on a $140k purchase.

But maybe you guys know better than Tesla?

Patience young Jedi.


Sorry. I had to go there with your handle.

Given Tesla's history, I would say before the end of the year as well.
 

TexasEV

Well-Known Member
Jun 5, 2013
7,642
8,470
Austin, TX
Why would buying your reserved signature model X or not depend on the delivery date? I would think either someone wants the car or they don't (and I can't imagine why someone would not want it unless they intended to use it for cargo primarily rather than people and their stuff).
 

FlasherZ

Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv
Jun 21, 2012
7,024
1,013
Why would buying your reserved signature model X or not depend on the delivery date? I would think either someone wants the car or they don't (and I can't imagine why someone would not want it unless they intended to use it for cargo primarily rather than people and their stuff).

Lots of reasons, especially if a business is involved... ability to use the tax credit, business depreciation (even though bonus depreciation rules haven't been set yet for this year), etc.

Then there are logistical reasons: When I received my Model S, we had a son on the way (born 4 days after my delivery), or perhaps a holiday vacation combined with the other reasons, etc.

Now, to the OP's questions -- it's not really that easy for Tesla to tell you that. Manufacturing does the batching and scheduling. Configuring now would probably place you at the end of the line, so late December, but that's not guaranteed.

All you can rely upon is that Tesla is aiming to deliver all by end of year.
 

shokunin

P85 & M3
Feb 28, 2012
1,199
630
Irvine, CA
Tesla could be batching cars by region, options, color, or ??. The sooner you configure, the sooner you could be queued and batched for production.
 

Discoducky

P100DL, 2021 M3, 3 CT reservations and counting
Dec 25, 2011
3,430
3,328
Seattle
I have several questions that are 'in flight' at Tesla right now that are blocking me from configuring so I'm assuming that other sig's are still being configured, but they have enough sig's configured to build out until early December. If they are able to ramp quickly enough to allow all sig's to ship prior to end of year, expect to be forced to configure prior to December. Pure speculation on my part...
 

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