It doesn’t need to be the Model 3 on there. They just need to see that you have insurance.
I'm sure I'm missing something. Why does Tesla need your insurance info at all let alone before they build the car? It's not your car (and doesn't need your insurance coverage) until it's delivered and you get title. It's your responsibility to notify your insurance company of the addition to your policy, when it's to be effective, and the particulars of the car you purchased. I've never had a car company/dealer even ask if I have insurance; I notify my insurance company when I get the car.
How long does your build stay in 'pending payment method'? I have selected Tesla to provide financing and all it says is I will complete this as the delivery date gets closer? Ordered on 2/28 and been very quiet since that day.
As for never having to show a car dealer proof of insurance before driving off of the lot, I’m not sure how it works in IL but in NJ they are not allowed to let you drive away until your car has been added to your policy. Everytime I’ve purchased a car the dealer I’m working with has called my insurance company and they fax over proof of insurance to the dealership.
So this may just be an IL quirk that doesn't seem to work elsewhere. That makes a lot of sense in terms of why they might request the insurance docs.
Honestly I’m shocked that this is the case in IL. If you’re doing any kind of financing there is zero chance your lien holder would ever allow your vehicle to be without insurance for even a second. My credit union asked for my current insurance info before they even processed my loan application.
Previous cars had no financing so could be that you're right and I just never went through that process.
It is not necessary to build the car, and it is not Tesla that requires it. In California (for instance) proof of liability insurance is legally required to SELL any new car. The insurance proof can be for any car as long as it is current. I don't know about requirements for other states.Why does Tesla need your insurance info at all let alone before they build the car?