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"Model year" for insurance?

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by koreth, Nov 4, 2014.

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  1. koreth

    koreth Member

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    I was just assigned a VIN for December delivery, so I'm talking to my insurance company about adding the Tesla to my coverage. They want to know the car's year, and I'm not sure what to tell them since Tesla doesn't do model years like other carmakers do. I'd say "2015" if I were buying a newly-released BMW or a Toyota in December, but the car is being made in 2014. Or maybe it doesn't really matter.

    Apologies if this is a FAQ; I searched the forum a bit and didn't see it.
     
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    Looking at my vin.. and cross referencing the below post.. look at your 10th digit. If it is an E it should be a 2014, most likely if it is F it would be 2015

    My vin is an E..


    Digit 10, Model Year: C = 2012, D = 2013

    Decoding Tesla Model S VINs
     
  3. R²B

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    What letter do you have in the 10th position? If it's an "E" it's 2014, if it's an "F" it's 2015.

    Beaten.
     
  4. koreth

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    Thanks! I have an "E" so I guess it's 2014.
     
  5. Zythryn

    Zythryn MS 70D, MX 90D

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    Tesla does this really odd thing no one can make sense out of.
    The year the car is built is actually the same as the model year of the car :scared:
     
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    Yes. It is that simple. Traditional car company's "model years" are primarily marketing nonsense.
     
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    ... and I think the only reason they do "model year" at all is to satisfy the traditional market expectations.
     
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    AmpedRealtor Active Member

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    It goes by the year of manufacture. Yours would be a 2014.
     

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