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Wiki Model S Delivery Update

Are you picking up at the Seattle Service Center or somewhere else? I ordered my 85D the day before you, maybe we'll both take delivery on the same day!

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Probably wouldn't have been useful to insert the quote when I replied the last time. I'm #111900, ordered on 10/02, and anxiously awaiting my car to start production!

Hello from Bellingham, WA!
Figured I may as well hop on here. Ordered 10/03, confirmed 10/10. #112079.
 
Will be picking up at seattle sowo service center, yes. Though I'm having AP enabled day of delivery so I'll be there for a while. Still on queue for mine according to the tracker.
Are you picking up at the Seattle Service Center or somewhere else? I ordered my 85D the day before you, maybe we'll both take delivery on the same day!

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Probably wouldn't have been useful to insert the quote when I replied the last time. I'm #111900, ordered on 10/02, and anxiously awaiting my car to start production!
 
New S70 was confirmed on 10/21. Vin number is
113873. Heard from the delivery specialist today that the car is scheduled to go into Production in Mid-December. What I don't understand: Per the delivery spreadsheet, VINs up to 111870 are currently in Production. At a rate of 1,000 cars/week, my car should be in Production during mid November. Is the DS incorrect with a better date to come in the future, or do things sometimes get this much "out of order"?
 

FredTMC

Model S VIN #4925
Dec 26, 2012
3,492
3,794
Orange County CA
New S70 was confirmed on 10/21. Vin number is
113873. Heard from the delivery specialist today that the car is scheduled to go into Production in Mid-December. What I don't understand: Per the delivery spreadsheet, VINs up to 111870 are currently in Production. At a rate of 1,000 cars/week, my car should be in Production during mid November. Is the DS incorrect with a better date to come in the future, or do things sometimes get this much "out of order"?

couple thoughts...

Tesla probably needs to start cranking out cars for Europe and Asia in order to get those cars on boats for delivery in December. For example, Guy from Norway above your post just confirmed his car came off the line today..

70d is probably not prioritized compared to 85D cars. This happened to me when I got my 60
 
couple thoughts...

Tesla probably needs to start cranking out cars for Europe and Asia in order to get those cars on boats for delivery in December. For example, Guy from Norway above your post just confirmed his car came off the line today..

70d is probably not prioritized compared to 85D cars. This happened to me when I got my 60

Both would make sense if there was a huge backlog of cars with Earlier VINs that have yet to be built. But, if you look at the Google Sheet, that's not the case...
 

FredTMC

Model S VIN #4925
Dec 26, 2012
3,492
3,794
Orange County CA
Overall, it's not a big deal as long as I can have the car by Christmas. If anything, it's more of a curiosity thing. I wonder if there might be a "pause" coming up or something...

I don't think there's a pause. I looked at the sheet. It's really sparsely represented. For example, as expected, I don't see any Chinese cars on there. Tesla has to build them at some point this quarter.
 
Assuming that my info is correct - that they batch out production schedules based on config - it would make sense that one of the deciding factors in that would be body color; spraying the same color is vastly superior to spraying different colors, from a production efficiency standpoint. With the number of different body colors Tesla offers, I would think that accounts for the shift.
 

wdolson

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Jul 24, 2015
9,286
19,970
Clark Co, WA
couple thoughts...

Tesla probably needs to start cranking out cars for Europe and Asia in order to get those cars on boats for delivery in December. For example, Guy from Norway above your post just confirmed his car came off the line today..

70d is probably not prioritized compared to 85D cars. This happened to me when I got my 60

Tesla is now doing final assembly of Model Ss in the Netherlands for the European market. As I understand it, the parts are build in Fremont and shipped to Europe. I don't know if the factory is capable of keeping up with European demand requiring some cars to be shipped from the US, but probably not many.
 
New S70 was confirmed on 10/21. Vin number is
113873. Heard from the delivery specialist today that the car is scheduled to go into Production in Mid-December. What I don't understand: Per the delivery spreadsheet, VINs up to 111870 are currently in Production. At a rate of 1,000 cars/week, my car should be in Production during mid November. Is the DS incorrect with a better date to come in the future, or do things sometimes get this much "out of order"?

I notice you are from CA.
I suspect that Tesla is trying to schedule production such that they can still deliver mid-December produced cars before year end. Thus CA cars in the second half of December.
Since Model-X ramp is a bit slower than many hoped, Tesla needs to get as many Model-S's that are produced in December delivered before 31-12 to make the (quite ambitious) Q4 number.

++ P.S. congratulations & enjoy your soon-to-be-delivered new car. It is very much worth the wait ! ++
 
Tesla is now doing final assembly of Model Ss in the Netherlands for the European market. As I understand it, the parts are build in Fremont and shipped to Europe. I don't know if the factory is capable of keeping up with European demand requiring some cars to be shipped from the US, but probably not many.
That's interesting. It would imply that cars with status production complete have, in fact, not been completely produced (I rather doubt that they are able to manufacture and ship the car from CA to Tilburg in as little as 12 days...).
 
Does "final assembly" now mean more than just putting the wheels on and the battery pack in?

Tesla is now doing final assembly of Model Ss in the Netherlands for the European market. As I understand it, the parts are build in Fremont and shipped to Europe. I don't know if the factory is capable of keeping up with European demand requiring some cars to be shipped from the US, but probably not many.
 
Cars for Norway go there directly and not via Tilburg as Norway is not subject to the EU import tax on cars.
The taxes are not part of the equation; Norway is part of the EEC, and part of that agreement is that goods in transit are not eligible for taxation - and I do believe other trade agreements contain similar language. I would posit that the reason is the sheer number of Teslas being sold in Norway, compared to the rest of Europe. That number has to have reached some sort of critical mass for it to be worth it to not route the cars through their European central hub.
 
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