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Reside in Silicon Valley, Reserved my Model 3 on 4/19, when will i get mine?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by californiaman, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. californiaman

    californiaman New Member

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    I live within 20 miles of the Tesla factory in Fremont and i was wondering what would be the timeframe for Tesla contacting me to place my order?
     
  2. RandyS

    RandyS Fan of Elon

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    I think it's way too early to tell. Even Tesla's estimate is that the first cars will not roll off the line for another 18 months, so you're probably way beyond that given the date you ordered. Are you a previous owner? That may give you some priority...Otherwise, there are a lot of people ahead of you...
     
  3. californiaman

    californiaman New Member

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    I am not a previous owner of a Tesla, but i am hearing that West Coast orders will have priorities in delivery.....so even though i ordered late, my order should be filled much faster than if i was living on the east coast when i ordered. I think that living within 20 miles of the factory will place my order within the first 100,000 deliveries. :)
     
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    cwerdna Active Member

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    It's also going to depend on whether you opt for the heavily optioned vehicles that ship first vs. something less heavily optioned that'll come later.
     
  5. garsh

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    The first few (hundreds? thousands? who knows) cars will be delivered on the west coast. This is to allow quick turnarounds for any major problems discovered with the cars after delivery. It's easier for them to fix the manufacturing issues if everything is close to the factory. So think of these people as "beta testers". ;)

    The consensus is that some west-coast orders - but not all - will be fulfilled before delivering cars to other parts of the country. But honestly, nobody knows. Given how late you placed a reservation, I suggest not counting on being one of the first.
     
  6. AustinPowers

    AustinPowers Total Smeghead

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    Living near the factory will only go so far in helping with speedy delivery. As was said, Tesla indicated that heavily optioned cars would come first. So I guess if you ordered a base model, that greedy NY investment banker who ordered his fully loaded P 120 DL way after you will still get it before you ;)
     
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    #7 AUSinator, Apr 26, 2016
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    I believe there is no preference in your order anymore and it does not matter where you live or what model you choose or if you were a previous owner. More than 400000 people have ordered the car before you so expect to get your car between 2-3 years after first delivery. They can not delay 300000 people who ordered there car on the first 3 days (31/03-02/04) for years after people started getting there model 3's regardless where they are from as that would make lots of the early orderers very upset and possible cancel. Only luck you possible have is: ramp up production of the m3. So who knows how many more they would be able too produce in the first and second year.
     
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    Once the cars are "stable" they have to spread out distribution somewhat just to avoid overloading their Supercharger and service center network.

    Remember, the ramp is about much more than manufacturing. Tesla needs to be able to deliver, service, and charge several times the number of cars they have on the road today. If traditional automakers have one advantage it is that business people put up millions to build dealerships that also include service centers for their product. Tesla does not have that advantage (but has others of course).
     
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    July 13th, 2018. Add one day if you order black.
     
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  11. Drivin

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    My guess is either on a Thursday or Friday.
     
  12. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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    Nobody outside Tesla knows, and at this point probably no one inside Tesla knows either.

    Consider yourself lucky if you get your Model 3 before the end of 2018. That's my personal opinion.
     
  13. californiaman

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    Well, my goal is to receive it before my 40th Birthday which would be in June of 2018....Please Tesla, Make it happen for me :)
     
  14. Fusion

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    Anyway to find out which number are on the pre-order list?
     
  15. plankeye

    plankeye That Vegan EV Guy

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    Nope. The RN's appear to be random.
     
  16. Topher

    Topher Energy Curmudgeon

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    Don't think of it as 'those near the factory get theirs first', but rather, 'the first cars delivered will be to those near the factory.'

    Any shakedown cruise issues will be long over after a few thousands cars. Once they are ramped up, they need to deliver equally to all areas to avoid truck scheduling problems.

    Ordering on 4/19 means you are about 380,000th on the list.

    Thank you kindly.
     
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