No. In UK, normally when you buy a new car you know your reg long before delivery date and often get to choose it from a range that dealer gives you. For some reason, Tesla do it completely different and don't give you reg until 24 hours or less before and no option to choose. So you can't actually firm up your insurance or travel arrangements until 24 hours before pickup. To make matters worse, some insurers can't seem to quote as part of normal process without knowing the reg number, so you have to get the quote via other methods, ie phoning a special department which may have different pricing as its not been done online - shortfall in some insurance company processes.I'm assuming that it is the same way that you do it if you buy a car from a dealer. At least it was for me.
hiw do u organise an early insurance quote if you don’t have Reg No
Likewise how do I book my GB NI ferry if I don’t know the reg
According to research done by the MoneySavingExpert website, the sweet spot is 21 days before renewal or policy start.Anecdotally it seems that insurance sweetspot for price is around 30 days before it’s needed. So we got quote when things started happening, ie Vin and worked with that. Conversely the more urgently you need insurance, the more likely that pricing will favour the insurers.
Not all model 3 insurers are on the brokerage price comparison web sites. And some (use to?) have dedicated Tesla departments that gave more favourable rates as the car is so new it’s a bit of an a la cart item.