I'm trying to get a better feel for how the production process works at Tesla, and how long each step usually takes in that process. I've read through here and haven't found a detailed production schedule timeline. I'm hoping to develop a more real-time barometer of predicting when a car will actually be delivered, based on various steps along the way during the pre-production and production time periods. My Delivery Specialist hasn't been much help. It may be that Delivery Specialists are not privy to what goes on at the factory. My DS has only given me the following 3 production states to go by, and has told me he will know nothing in terms of a best guess for delivery until the car is at the tail end of the "In production" state at the factory: Pre-production (some state of waiting between order confirmation/VIN assignment, and when the car is actually being manufactured/assembled) In production/assembly (when the car is actively being produced/assembled at the factory) Delivery (with a revised estimated delivery date when the car is at the tail end of the production at the factory). The email from Tesla with my VIN gives a somewhat more detailed number of "steps" in the process, but step 1 is typically associated with the order confirmation, and steps 3-7 are all after production is complete and are related to transit/delivery: VIN Assigned Entered Production Completed Production Vehicle In Transit Vehicle at Service Confirm Delivery Appointment Delivery Day The greatest amount of time is spent between steps 1 and 2, and during step 2. It would seem that there are several steps during the actual pre-production and production states, and that Tesla would have an internal process for moving the car from state to state, with typical time frames for each step. Does anyone here on the forum know someone that works for Tesla on the manufacturing side of things that could get us a typical production schedule for a standard S60 or S75 (I realize the P100Ds have a longer timeline). In the Model S Order & Delivery 2016 spreadsheet, the time between order confirmed to production start seem all over the map, and mostly not updated, especially after taking delivery. Is Tesla's estimated timing this much of a black hole? If so, do you think we can collectively piece together the parts of the production schedule and come up with some basic time frames attached to each step?