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Discussion in 'News' started by teslasguy, Feb 19, 2013.
Tesla Triumphs but Questions Remain - TheStreet
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I've speculated enough over the last month about reservation rate, cancellations, etc. At this point I'll just wait to find out tomorrow. Although I'll miss the conference call because I'll be busy picking up my Model S at the factory. :wink:
I think it was a good article. I too have been concerned by the short timeframes being quoted to new customers.
One possible explanation missed by the author was how many of those reservations are international. Perhaps Tesla is running into regulatory delays in Europe and APJ and if those builds are being pushed back they're able to slot in US cars earlier.
I'll just point out that to his speculation on the various possible reasons for the short delivery schedule, the proper answer is "all of the above". The reasons aren't mutually exclusive.
The other possibility is that the sources in stores for 30 day delivery info don't know what they're talking about. It wouldn't be the first time.
Just called the factory team. The word there is that the soonest a new order would be delivered is best case (right configuration) 60 days. I agree with the last few posts, all of the above, combined with double the initial wait. He had also heard that the field (local Tesla stores) have quoted 30 days, but that schedule is not correct (according to him). He also volunteered, that the new red (which I know artsci is interested in) will start production shortly (March). I could not pin him down on what day in March ...:redface:
A bit of time fudging lessens the "Aw shucks" from a customer.
Glad to hear red is still going into production in March. The street article said April and my mouth dropped.
A lot of customers are finalizing right now with March/April, which implies potentially faster times. But regardless, even 60 days is faster than it should be. I really do hope there hasn't been a large number of cancelations, but all of the data seems to point in that direction.