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Time To Build Europe

S12 (EU) got his Time To Build email today and configured right away
Expected Delivery: 06./07.2013
Wondering when to expect my TTB-email
P1435 (EU)

So Sig-EU delivery won't start in april, but in june, as it seems.

Pleace make a note here when you get your TTB-mail for #1435. My number is 1005 behind yours. And my blood pressure is rising every day! :-)

Sig-EU production will start in April, as stated by Tesla. Expect delivery at least 1-2 months later because of shipping by sea from LA to Europe including waiting to get on a ship in LA. Then all sorts of time consuming stuff like final assembly in Holland and shipping to the place in Europe where you are.

@Julius, I most certainly will

It would be nice if EU-res holders will post here when they are invited to configure.
So that we can estimate in a while when we may expect our TTB-email.

Sig. 147 / Will finish my configuration tomorow in the Tesla Store in Zurich.. Last minute decision about dashboard. HipHipHurray!!!

The approved Tesla Cheer is "WooHoo!"


Can I confirm, is this only LHD European orders? Or is this RHD as well?

Just wondering if there is my chance us Aussies will see our cars any earlier than early 2014

EU Signature #45, but have not received the invitation yet. TRex, is it correctly understood that you have received yours?

@spentan - from:
For those in the U.K., production of right hand drive Model S is planned to begin in late 2013, with final pricing to be announced approximately four to five months prior to the start of deliveries. The same €1,700 (local equivalent in GBP) deduction will apply as long as you have a reservation prior to end of day on December 31, 2012 and finalize your order within four weeks after receiving your “Invitation to Configure” when the time comes to build your car.

Unfortunately, there is no specific info for Aussies in that post (but see its comments section).
And you should email and call ownership!

Yes. Finalised my order yesterday in Zurich and received an e-mail that they are preparing my paperwork!
And yes; I am 102 behind you. May be they messed up with your e-mail. Have you checked your MY GARAGE?
No button to finalise?

Thanks TRex, and congrats!

They probably messed up something, would not be the first time ;-)

I better contact Tesla, but now the CR email has disappeared from the My Tesla area. Oh well, will find it somewhere.

I will post the result of my efforts here to keep us updated.

I have only seen Swiss reservations holders reporting Time To Build, coincidence? Or to do with adaption to regional requirements/road approval?

Anyone in Europe aside for Switzerland got a Time to Build 'invite' yet?

jeroens, I was wondering if something like that could be the case - well, let's see what Tesla replies (sent a mail earlier today). I guess it can be justified as long as they do not deliver EU P1 to Switzerland before the last EU Sig has been delivered...

according to
if one zooom in on Switzerland there is a concentraion of early Sig numbers: S2 S5 S7 S12 S14 S44
Perhaps they run configuratian in batche and use Switzerland as the earliset test area
But what abut EU SIG 1 located in central Stockholm, Sweden
Has he or she been invited to configure??

It seems like the Swiss thing is due to Roadster owners and high concentration of low Sig #s; this is what I conclude from my correspondence with Tesla Europe about the topic.

My brother reached out to a top 15 signature reservation holder in Germany and he also received his invite last week, so it is not limited to Switzerland fortunately :)

@psirnes thanks for the link to the map... Really interesting! Do the data points drop off as the cars get delivered? Is the data from an incomplete source? Looks like a certain percent are missing...

psirnes: remember that that map is created by us. Not all the numbers are correct. S1 is not in Stockholm (it's in Bergen), and there are at least two EU S2 on that map...

Robert Boston, member of teslamotorsclub, created and maintains it from volunteered info. I don't believe he eliminates delivered cars; that's not its purpose. It is a fraction of all ordered/delivered MSes, of course. There would need to be about 20,000 pins on it if it were complete!

SIG #80 Belgium and nothing yet !

@rlpm RE: RHD production. The problem for us Kiwis and Aussies is that we have to infer our delivery time-line based on info directed elsewhere. We have not been told anything directly.

The trouble is, down there you not only use wrong-hand drive, you drive upside-down. It's quite a technical challenge. Besides being rather weird.

S2 told me he got his invite today

It seems that the waiting list in the US is getting shorter.
So hopefully the EU production will be in large batches and we all will get our car this year.

For the reservation holders in the Netherlands it is vital we get it this year if we take delivery in 2014 we will (likely) lose some major tax benefits (in stead of 0% we will get taxed 7% of value of the car taxed as income, for the next 5 years).

Tesla please please make sure EU reservation holders get their car this year...

I've seen up to Sig348 and some Roadsters (no reported TTB in several EU-countries.
Getting the feeling TM might ship all EU-sigs (500) and EU-Roadsters-Model S's (269) in one batch.
Would be nice if they ship such a batch every month to EU to catch up on us.
But I have my doubts.
TM will need to install delivery capacity for almost 800 cars / month.
While reservation rate in EU is at ± 400/month.
So delivering 400 / month would make much more sense.
Though my current estimated window of delivery (aug-okt) implies some where in between.
P1435 (EU)

@ Jeroens
Same party for me. 2014 delivery would kill the deal for me.
Quite confident though with P1435. Whats yours?

Still also confident but hope Tesla understands not hitting delivery in 2013 would kill quite a few reservations.

I'm P1208

@Brian H
The problem with us down here is this; to get the best car in the world we have to order it from a country that has their light swicthes upside down :)

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