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Is it legal to drive Model X in Canada?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by pchan, May 11, 2016.

  1. pchan

    pchan Member

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    Out of curiosity, can someone drive Model X in Canada from US? I don't mean for sale, but just as a trip. I suppose the car is still under review to meet Canadian standard for sale, does it affect driving it on Canadian road?
     
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    I don't see why it can't. It would be titled and licensed in the US, so that should be only thing that matters.
     
  3. Rockster

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    I've driven U.S. vehicles into Canada with no problem whatsoever.
     
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    That would be a bummer for my upcoming summer trip from NorCal to Victoria..no sir..you have to leave the falcon wings behind..not welcome in Canada..lol
     
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  5. X Fan

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    Not sure of legality re: a vehicle not approved by authorities but as important to me that if there is a breakdown could it be serviced in Canada?
     
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    Oh yeah..I have been wondering about that too. Will Tesla provide warranty service in Canada if the doors begin to fail during our trip:eek:
     
  7. pchan

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    I understand I can drive a US registered vehicle in Canada, but my point is ... if the car is not approved for sale yet, maybe the Canadian does not approve the car to be used on a Canadian road as well? Maybe they feel the Falcon Wing doors are too dangerous? ;) ... also wondering does the US Tesla car autopilot works in Canada?
     
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    If you check the Canadian threads, you'll see Model X has been approved for sale in Canada and their vehicles are going into production soon. I would have no worries about driving into Canada.
     
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    Tesla brought up numerous MXs registered in California for the test drive weekends in multiple cities (Vancouver I attended) across Canada in March of this year.
     
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  10. vandacca

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    This is my understanding: Tesla has been approved to sell Model-X in Canada, but these are Canadian-specific Model-X (adhering to Transport Canada rules with daytime running lights, metric units, etc.) Tesla is refusing to provide an upgrade kit (US to Canada) for the Model-X, so US Model-X cannot legally be sold in Canada. However, there is no issue with Americans driving into Canada with their US Model-X. They just can't sell it here.
     
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