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New Model 3 orders may have to wait until the end of 2018!

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  1. Drone Flyer

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    TSLA) CEO Elon Musk said at the company's annual shareholder conference on Tuesday. "I'm guessing if you put a deposit down now, it's probably end of next year before you get it."

    Musk's estimate suggests an even greater backlog than expected. On Tesla's website, the delivery estimate for new Model 3 reservations is "mid 2018 or later."

    Tesla opened up pre-orders for the Model 3, its first mass market car, more than a year ago. Within a matter of days, more than 300,000 customers put down $1,000 deposits to reserve their place in line.

    Related: Tesla losses grow as it nears Model 3 launch

    Tesla hasn't updated the pre-order count since last year, but Musk said Tuesday that "there are more and more deposits every week."

    "So if you want, then definitely put down the deposit," he added. "The line isn't getting shorter."

    Optimism for Model 3 sales has helped drive up Tesla's stock price in recent months, pushing the company's market cap above traditional automakers like General Motors (GM) and Ford (F).

    But the cost of prepping for the launch has also pushed Tesla deeper into the red. It had to raise more than $1 billion earlier this year. Tesla said last month it was "significantly expanding" its infrastructure with more retail, delivery and service locations ahead of the launch.
     
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    #2 ggies07, Jun 8, 2017
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    Please change the title of this thread or a mod should change it as it's misleading.


    (TEG mod note: done)
     
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  3. McManX

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    I don't think you understand what a delay is...
     
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    Pure clickbait with no information.
    And it has said in the website that new reservations wouldn't be delivered before mid 2018 for a few months, so it would be normal that if you reserved today it wouldn't be until the end of the year. If you only reserve in 2018 it will probably be even latter.
     
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    #5 Zaphod, Jun 8, 2017
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    C'mon, stop spreading FUD. That is not at all what you are stating in the thread title. Mods, please get changed asap.
     
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  6. Stirfelt

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    Zaphod - And you believe that adds something worthwhile to the discussion?
     
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    Ok, guess the image was bit uncalled for, but what OP says in their post doesn't have anything to do or mean "3 is delayed until 2018". Of course if you place order now, you won't get it until 2018. That does NOT mean it is delayed.
     
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    I guess you can't name that movie. It's a joke and applicable to this worthless post
     
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    What?! you mean if I reserve one today, I won't jump the queue and get mine next month :D

    I don't want mine until late 2018 anyway, as still getting the funds together for a hard cash purchase, which is why I bunked my initial reservation to February this year. My Nissan Leaf, although slow with a crap range, will do me until then.
     
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    I applaud your reading comprehension skills. Maybe we could get you to tutor the OP on what Elon's comments meant.
     
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    OP, if you're going to copy and paste something directly from another source it is customary to give them a reference or attribution, otherwise it's considered plagiarism.
     
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    The Model 3 might the only time Elon has ever been on time for anything. In fact he didn't even think it would be on time.
     
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    In all fairness to the OP, some mainstream TV media (KTLA+) reported it that way. An employee (non-EV guy) told me he heard that on the news yesterday on TV before he came to work. I ignored it.

    OMG!!! The mainstream media made a mistake??

     
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    It would seem the investors know what's going on, and for now, that's all that matters.
     
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    I think the OP is just trying to get his post into the "BEST POSTS - Most Disagreed" list.

    He doesn't even deserve a disagree with this kind of nonsense.
     
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    Atmospheric pressure falling in Fremont. Tesla factory doomed!
    Robin
     
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    I changed the thread title.
     
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    Thank you :)
     
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    As I type this response it's tied for 3rd.
     
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    I don't know why all of you on this thread have to be so mean. I had no ill will towards the Model 3 reservation system just stating what i read that's all.
    I think all of you who posted nasty comments about me need to settle down.
     
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