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Hawaii Model 3

Discussion in 'Hawaii' started by Papafox, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. Papafox

    Papafox Active Member

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    Here's a video
    by the Model 3 owner's club that indicates that rear-wheel drive Model 3s will be the initial cars built, to be followed months later by the dual-motor Model 3s. The implication is that those of us in Hawaii who order a rear-wheel drive Model 3 (particularly if you are already a Tesla owner and managed to get in line in front of Nanimac on first day of orders) could get pretty early deliveries of our Model 3.

    At this time, I'm pondering taking the Model S back to the mainland to become my Iceman and Papafox summer and winter adventure car and using a Model 3 for my Hawaii driving.
     
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  2. nanimac

    nanimac Aloha!

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    Papafox, I think you should wait and get a dual-motor one :p
     
  3. Papafox

    Papafox Active Member

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    You see... this is how I cannot win.
    If I go for rear-wheel drive, Nanimac challenges me to a race in her Model 3, P70DL
    If I go for dual-motor, she drives by, waving and smiling, in HER Model 3 while I'm still waiting for delivery

    These decisions are tough, particularly when I have a Portuguese Water Dog depending upon me to defend the family honor.
     
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  4. jya*

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    Does anyone have a delivery estimate for Hawaii yet, or any speculation of when they'll start seeing estimates?
     
  5. nanimac

    nanimac Aloha!

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    Not even sure if employees here who ordered first production cars have delivery dates yet. Would think they would get theirs by the end of the year, but who knows.
     
  6. Jkam

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    A couple of weeks ago I asked a local Tesla employee who has a Model 3 reservation if he has heard anything about configuration. Answer was no.
     
  7. dsmith2189

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    heard from a co-worker that his friend in CA just took delivery of a model 3 (and does not work for tesla). I asked for a photo (or it's not real) to verify the story. I guess we will find out.
     
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  8. nanimac

    nanimac Aloha!

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    I heard the first Model 3 in Hawaii will be delivered “soon” ...assuming it’s an employee car. Let’s take turns hanging out at the SC to check all the deliveries that come in ;)
     
  9. G'sinHawaii

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    Nanimac, just use your connections and find out who then we can stalk them lol

    I am sure once it hits the road, people will be talking about it...
     
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  10. nanimac

    nanimac Aloha!

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    Was at the SC today. Found out no Model 3's have come through the SC yet.
     
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  11. odub

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    I was at the Ala Moana store and they seemed to indicate that at least several people in Hawaii have configured and they are anticipating seeing the Model 3 on island in the next month or two.
     
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  12. nanimac

    nanimac Aloha!

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    Curious if they meant employees. Has anyone here (existing owners) got a config email yet?
     
  13. G'sinHawaii

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    Still waiting for config email....
     
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    Not I! Still waiting as well!
     
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    It would seem like maybe they were indicating employee? I would think that all of the employees with reservations should have been invited to configure before they started inviting non-employee owners. Hopefully at least one employee here would be looking at the LR/PUP and therefore configured and we'll have something on-island soon.
     
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    I'll take it as "pretty much every other state outside of California" isn't us here in Hawaii as we are not a state :( and we still live in grass shacks... kidding,

    I forgot the count, but there were maybe less the 10 current owners that stood in line that one morning, so maybe I think its safe to say, no one in Hawaii other then employees have been invited to configure yet....
     
  18. nanimac

    nanimac Aloha!

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    Hawaii owners supposedly will be invited after mainland US. I was there that morning and haven’t received anything yet
     
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    G's and nanimac,
    Unfortunately, it seems like you might be right. Was hoping that we have not seen any Model 3's on island because none of the employees need or want to pay for the long range option but it seems like maybe they forgot Hawaii is a State. From the following thread on the Tesla site, it seems like even someone in Alaska has been invited to configure. I'm pretty sure that Hawaii has more Tesla owners than Alaska and from what I hear the Hawaii Tesla stores are among the busiest in the Nation.

    Forum Check in for those who have configured | Tesla
     
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  20. nanimac

    nanimac Aloha!

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    i heard some employees have ordered, but not first production cars. First Model 3 here could end up being one delivered on mainland and shipped here.
     

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