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Wow that was fast...

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by avmike, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. avmike

    avmike Member

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    5/21 Order
    5/24 Confirmed
    5/25 Receive VIN
    6/14 Start Production
    6/16 Complete Production (Ship to FL via truck)
    6/25 Scheduled Delivery

    Quicker than I thought it would be.
     
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  2. BMWXX55

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    Your lucky I took me nearly two months to get mine. The wait was killing me. Enjoy your new ride when it comes in the next few days
     
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    Speedy production is great news! Now that production is up it is time for lame states like Texas and Michigan to allow Tesla stores in their states!
     
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  5. evp

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    The one I'm worried about is service centers. I've seen no evidence that Tesla is sufficiently ramping up service center construction in preparation for delivery of half a million cars in 2018. The lead time to establish a service center and train service people is much longer than for building SuperChargers. In two years, they are going to need about 5 times the number of service centers they have now, and that much again the year after that. I count something like 75 SvCs on the ground now in North America, with 11 more "coming soon". But to go from supporting maybe 50,000 NA cars today to 250,000 cars by the end of 2018 (assuming NA sales are 50% of production), they're going to need over 400 SvCs by then just to maintain the current (overcrowded) level of support that we currently receive, and 800 by the end of 2019.

    There might be legal barricades in some states to construction of SvCs -- Tesla will need to begin suing those states whose automotive dealership laws are preventing them from establishing a presence there.
     
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  6. Dan1

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    6/3 Order
    6/3 Confirmed
    6/3 Receive VIN
    6/20 Start Production
    6/30 estimated Complete Production (Ship to FL via truck)
    7/18 estimated Scheduled Delivery

    Started out fast, but in the end not as fast as I hoped. Good luck!
     
  7. Zybd1201

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    How did you know it is going into production on the 20th?
     
  8. Dan1

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    That's what I've been told in an email from delivery specialist. Hopefully, they hold or improve the anticipated delivery date. Best wishes!
     
  9. LargeHamCollider

    LargeHamCollider Battery cells != scalable

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    What's the model? There's some evidence that higher end configurations are prioritized.
     
  10. Dan1

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    2016 Model S 90D | Midnight Silver | Pano | 21" Grey Turbine | Black Alcantara | Carbon Fiber | Black Next Gen Seats | No Subzero or Rear Facing Seat
     
  11. SmartElectric

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    Added "local" to your post to correct it. Here in Toronto area, we've only had two service locations, but Tesla has moved one of them to a larger facility, and will move again later this year, and is in the process of building another. Musk did talk about building out service as part of Model 3 reveal. Patience.
     
  12. evp

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    Granted, I live in the center of a SvC desert. But Denver services cars from as far away as Montana and Arizona. There are currently 47 Teslas parked in front of the SvC, about 20% of them waiting for delivery. Patience isn't going to cut it, the system is already overloaded and it's going to get worse fast.
     
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  13. avmike

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    Not sure about this. Mine is only a 70.
     
  14. wdolson

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    Tesla really cranks up the factory in the last month of a quarter. American deliveries are usually pretty quick then.
     
  15. Zybd1201

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    Did your car actually start production today?
     
  16. Dan1

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    I'm not certain as the MyTesla webpage has not changed status and I've yet to receive the infamous "starting production" email. I hope my DS is accurate with the information she emailed me...the agony of the wait is hard to bear.
     
  17. coolgj

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    5/31 Order
    6/4 Confirmed
    6/4 VIN

    I was also told by my DS it should go into production the week of the 20th.
     
  18. Zybd1201

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    I thought that was a little weird that they would give you a day in the future that it would start production. I hope we start production soon though!
     
  19. dnice

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    For those reading the board who have their cars. How up to date is the MyTesla Page ? Real Time, Day lag ?
     
  20. wdolson

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    It varies a lot. This thread discusses everything with the delivery experience:
    Model S Delivery Update

    You're supposed to get e-mails at major milestones in delivery as well as updates on MyTesla. Some people get prompt updates, others get very poor updates. It's a mystery why. Some people have had their car "preparing for production" for weeks only to hear from their delivery specialist that the car is at the local service center and ready.

    Mine was kind of a middle case. I got the e-mail that the car had gone into production about 1 1/2 days before the website was updated a week later I wrote my DS with a question and he said they just took it off the truck and we could do delivery in a week. The service centers are very backed up right now, the Portland service center had cars parked everywhere, some just off the truck as well as older cars in for service. My DS said one reason they are swamped is because a bunch of cars just came in off lease and they need to turn them around for CPO sales, but they also had a lot of new cars to deliver. Someone told me they were getting 4-5 trucks of cars a week and it will probably be more than that at the end of this month.

    To make the quarter end sales numbers they will be motivated to deliver as many cars as possible by the end of this month.
     

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