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How does Tesla deliver its vehicles?

Discussion in 'Tesla Motors' started by Heynow999, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. Heynow999

    Heynow999 New Member

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    I would like to know how Tesla delivers it's vehicles to customers. What I mean is that I know there is some sort of home delivery, but how does the car get there. Is it driven by an employee or delivered on the back of a truck? If by truck, is it a large car carrier or a smaller flat bed truck? Is the same delivery method used in all markets, and specially, how about the Toronto market where I live?

    The reason I ask is that I would really like to work for Tesla but I have no experience selling or repairing cars. What I do have experience with is driving tow trucks as well as some experience in high tech. When I was younger I drove a tow truck for several years and recently I was part owner of a company that installed solar systems. Part of my job was to commission and explain the systems to homeowners. Some systems were fairly complicated dual axis tracking systems. I would think that experience would be similar to skills required to deliver Tesla's to customers.

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  2. aznt1217

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    Typically on a trailer of some sort. Go on YouTube and look at delivery videos there are plenty
     
  3. Lloyd

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    Here is how mine was delivered. This photo is the back of the semi at my house with the car being backed out.

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  4. ZBB

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    UPS... Literally.

    Although not on a brown truck. UPS Logistics uses local carriers for end delivery. Mine was delivered to my house in an enclosed trailer pulled by a pickup truck...
     
  5. Heynow999

    Heynow999 New Member

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    Thanks for the replies

    it looks like the model S in the picture doesn't have a road legal licence plate on it. Does Tesla take care getting plates and registering the vehicle or is that the responsibility of the owner?

    can anyone in Toronto comment on how they had theirs delivered?

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  6. Lloyd

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    Comes with temporay registration, at least in California. It may be different in Canada.
     
  7. Doug_G

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    The Toronto SC delivers cars with fully registered Ontario license plates.
     
  8. neroden

    neroden Happy Model S Owner

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    In New York cars are delivered fully registered, with plates already attached. This varies wildly from one state to another because different states have wildly different rules on car registration. (For instance, in NY when you go in to reregister a car the DMV *hands you new license plates on the spot* -- not in California.)

    Tesla delivered my Model S on a small flatbed trailer (but I got "personal delivery", dunno if they're still doing that).
     

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