One question that I got about the Federal Tax credit that i'm not sure off - any information is welcome : Earliest 220-range model 3's are to be delivered Jan-Mar 2018. That means customers will probably have to complete the configuration and payment in 2017. Besides the required $2500 ... are customers able to make the full payment to enable them get their tax credits on their 2017 taxes soon after in mar/april instead of waiting another 15 months? Or are you only able to pay after car is manufactured and ready for delivery?
IIRC, IRS wants you to put the car to use, before you can claim tax credit.