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Finally did it! I've placed my reservation for a Model S. Test driving the Roadster was the final straw...these cars are amazing. Oh, and I got a jacket to go with my reservation...

@michiganmodels:
I reserved a signature model in Atlanta and my # is 118

Got the following info from Tesla some days ago: In Europe they have reduced the Signature down to 500 and approximately 70 have been reserved.

Here is an updated collection of the numbers posted by people, so take it with a grain of salt.

US
S 119/208 (February 28, 2011)*
P 3,146 (February 26, 2011)
R 218 (January 2011)

Canada
P 138 (February 24, 2011)
R 10 (December 2010)

Europe/Asia
S 55 (January 18, 2011)**
P 427 (February 26, 2011)

Australia
P 17 (January 21, 2011)

S = Signature Series (Model S)
P = General Production (Model S)
R = Roadster

* = Several members noted Tesla has two Signature Series lists: 1) a "friends/family and Roadster owner" list and 2) a general Signature Series list. As of December 7, 2010, the non-Friends/Family and Roadster Owner list was 208. It remains unclear if "friends/family and current Roadster owners" are, in fact, a separate list or if friends/family/roadster owners are the first of a single Signature Series waiting list.

** = On March 1, 2011, a Tesla member posted, "Got the following info from Tesla some days ago: In Europe they have reduced the Signature down to 500 and approximately 70 have been reserved." While 55 is a confirmed/posted reservation number from this forum, the 70 has yet to be verified by the actual European reservation holder.

if i made a reservation here in Germany for Model S,do i have to bay it at german Price an dilvery ,or do i still have the choice of
for exanple in another european Country or even in The USA?

Michael

This looks like an amazing car and even though I have yet to put down a reservation fee to get a signature edition...I'll be buying one of these sedans as long as the price remains around 50k.

It would be great to see Tesla provide a solid and reliable series of vehicles and become a top five (world-wide) automotive manufacturer with no combustion engines.

Dr. MM,

all over Europe should be no problem. But import from US surely is. The cars sold in US differ from European model for technical and legal reasons.

Right now, Tesla Motors has only announced the vehicle price for the US version of Model S with the entry level battery pack (160 miles range). It is US$ 57'400. If sold within US you are entitled to a US$ 7'500 federal tax rebate, ending up at US $49'900. That is why Model S sometimes is referred to as a 50k sedan.

If you order, you pay a reservation fee of US$ 5'000 in America or a EUR 4'000 in Europe.

The rest is unclear:
- the prices for the larger battery packs are not fixed, even not in US.
- options and prices for are not fixed.
- options and cost of Signature edition is not fixed (but it will be way more expensive than "production" edition)

- prices in other markets (Europe, Asia, Japan, Australia) are not fixed. Do not expect the price to be just converting US$ to Euro with rate of exchange at projected date of delivery.

- It is unclear if Tesla positions Model S to compete with Mercedes E-class and BMW series 5 in the US market only. Conclusion, Model S price could be A LOT higher in Europe (By the way, Mercedes and BMW sell their cars at premium prices here in Europe, too).

P2S, there is a regular model s with the base price as above in VolkerP's comment. The signature is an early version with a deposit of $40,000 and list price considerably higher. I expect over $80,000 list, (ie twice the deposit for the honor of early ownership and badge).

I'm curious what a graph of the last 6 months of reservations would look like I got #2840 in the US 8 weeks ago. Across all markets, it looks like over 100 per week in new reservations. Even if that rate stays flat, Telsa will add another 6,000 reservations before they ship the first car, meaning they'll be well sold out through the first part of 2013.

As a reservation holder and someone nervous about wanting Tesla to be around in a few years to support my car, I find that encouraging.

Model S has three advantages over Roadster:

1) It looks better.
2) It is practical, family car.
3) It is cheaper.

This brings in two categories of buyers that wont buy Roadster:

Those that don't have money to buy Roadster but do have to buy Model S.

and

Those that do have the money but don't have any use for two-seater sport car.

Joy! Just received my production slot for the UE-spec version.
P435.

The slide of delivery of EU-spec Model S to 'late 2012, early 2013' was somewhat of a surprise.

But glad to see that the Alpha has hit the road. Which confirms to me that Tesla is still way ahead of everyone else, with a long radius, no-hybrid-compromise, full-size car. (Beyond the letter i, a website and 2 paper sketches, BMW still hasn't much to show for).

A user in the tmc forum posted p3223 with a march 2 nd date. That would be a good uplift in reservations in the last week.

Just got my reservation number. It is 3243. Waited a long time to get that number. Dreaming of the day I take delivery!!

Info from Tesla says that the Signature will cost between 80 000 and 85 000 euros in Europe.

I put my deposit down on Friday March 4th 2011 for my Model S and this weekend got my number. General production 3245. Boston, MA area of the US.
It is going to feel like such a long time until I get my Tesla Model S. "Waiting is the hardest part" - Tom Petty.

WOW, That's over 100 US reservations in ONE WEEK. Reservations were averaging 75/MONTH in 2010. It must be the $4.00/gal gas prices. Just imagin the reservation rate when gas hits $5.00/gal.

Mustangez, the waiting is the sweetest part, some of the people here have been waiting two years already, I reserved mine a year ago. We call it "Model S Delayed Gratification", its that much sweeter when you get into your Model S and drive it off the showroom, passing all the $5.00/gal gas stations. Welcome to the club.

I reserved a Model S on 4 March 2011. My sequence number is 3241, general production.

@perbakken
That's a lot of euro's on that price tag :)

@kperlstein. Yes, I agree with you - and you read it correctly as it is EUROS and not USD. I got this info via email from Tesla/USA about three weeks ago...

Deliveries for North America begin in mid-2012. The first 1000 cars off the line will be the North American Model S Signature Series. [...] After the Model S Signature Series, deliveries for North America will continue with the 300 mile batteries, followed by 230 and 160 options later in 2012. Delivery of the European left-hand drive Model S is scheduled to begin in late 2012. In mid-2013 we plan to begin delivering the right-hand drive Model S for Europe and Asia. Each launch will begin with a limited edition Signature Series. We expect to produce approximately 5,000 units in 2012 as we ramp to full single shift production capacity of 20,000 units per year in 2013.

The price of the US base Model S with a 160-mile battery is $49,900 after the $7,500 federal tax credit. The 230-mile range option is expected to price at about $10,000 more and the 300-mile option at about $20,000 more than the base. We are currently working on final pricing and options for Model S, including the Signature Series. We expect to have updates on Model S pricing worldwide this summer.

From George Blankenship's "A Quick Update on Model S" email, received a few minutes ago.

Here is an updated collection of the numbers posted by people, so take it with a grain of salt.

US
S 119/208 (February 28, 2011)*
P 3,245 (March 7, 2011)
R 218 (January 2011)

Canada
P 138 (February 24, 2011)
R 10 (December 2010)

Europe/Asia
S 55 (January 18, 2011)**
P 435 (March 7, 2011)

Australia
P 17 (January 21, 2011)

S = Signature Series (Model S)
P = General Production (Model S)
R = Roadster

* = Several members noted Tesla has two Signature Series lists: 1) a "friends/family and Roadster owner" list and 2) a general Signature Series list. As of December 7, 2010, the non-Friends/Family and Roadster Owner list was 208. It remains unclear if "friends/family and current Roadster owners" are, in fact, a separate list or if friends/family/roadster owners are the first of a single Signature Series waiting list.

** = On March 1, 2011, a Tesla member posted, "Got the following info from Tesla some days ago: In Europe they have reduced the Signature down to 500 and approximately 70 have been reserved." While 55 is a confirmed/posted reservation number from this forum, the 70 has yet to be verified by the actual European reservation holder.

I'm in with reservation 3270.

Here is an updated collection of the numbers posted by people, so take it with a grain of salt.

US
S 119/208 (February 28, 2011)*
P 3,270 (March 7, 2011)
R 218 (January 2011)

Canada
P 138 (February 24, 2011)
R 10 (December 2010)

Europe/Asia
S 55 (January 18, 2011)**
P 435 (March 7, 2011)

Australia
P 17 (January 21, 2011)

S = Signature Series (Model S)
P = General Production (Model S)
R = Roadster

* = Several members noted Tesla has two Signature Series lists: 1) a "friends/family and Roadster owner" list and 2) a general Signature Series list. As of December 7, 2010, the non-Friends/Family and Roadster Owner list was 208. It remains unclear if "friends/family and current Roadster owners" are, in fact, a separate list or if friends/family/roadster owners are the first of a single Signature Series waiting list.

** = On March 1, 2011, a Tesla member posted, "Got the following info from Tesla some days ago: In Europe they have reduced the Signature down to 500 and approximately 70 have been reserved." While 55 is a confirmed/posted reservation number from this forum, the 70 has yet to be verified by the actual European reservation holder.

I'm interested in the general response to today's anouncement.

Does anyone plan on withdrawing their reservation based on today's pricing announcement? I plan on upgrading my general production to a Signature Series from a General Production. My father; however, is now most likely going to withdraw (or sell) his reservation.

Overall, I was not suprised with the 79K price point. All signs pointed to it, and the rumors of $5,000 per 70 mile battery was more wishful thinking than anything.

I'm with you, michiganmodels. I am seriously going to have to think over how many miles I want to drive. If I go with the 300 miles battery I will upgrade to a signature.
I knew I should have waited one more day :-)

Either way I want one.

Even at $5K I was going to get the 160 mile pack anyway but to say that the 160 mile pack Model S will be last to be delivered doesn't make any sense. So people who reserve today and get the 230 pack will get their car before me who reseved a year ago?? Why assign production numbers then.
Tesla needs to clarify this Or I think most of us will stay very unhappy and some will feel betrayed and cancel.

Mehdi -

That was my first reaction too. However, this may be a positive development. Here's why:

There are roughly 200 Signature series reservation holders (again, rough number based on this message board). The original (and current) plan was to have 1,000 Signature series delivered first, which was never going to affect the 160 and 230 general production reservation holders (that is I do not think anyone was reserving a 160 mile Signature Series). This announcement will most likely encourage general reservation holders (like myself), who were going to buy a 300 mile pack anyway to upgrade from a general reservation holder to Signature Series. My speculation is it will move those "General 300 Mile Reservation Holders" to fill the already 1,000 reserved slots (roughly 800 open spots now). In doing so, this could actually move your number up in line. This is speculation of course, but I'm General Reservation number 2,020, so when I move "up" to a Signature slot, someone will fill my spot.

I should also mention, regardless of this announcement, I believe the Signature Series was going be delievered in "Mid 2012" and general reservation holders were always going to receive their Model S in late 2012.

Overall, today's announcemnet reiterated what we already knew 1) Signature Series will be delivered first 2) Signature Series were going to have either the 230 or 300 mile batteries (no one was going to reserve a 160 mile Signature Series with a $40K reservation fee, etc.). And today's announcment offered something new 1) the battery packs are $10K per 70 miles, not the rumored $5K per 70 miles.

@michiganmodels, just a clarification, the bump in reservation includes Production reservations, not just signature series. I thought more people would be upset about this, but I guess that is not the case.

Mehdi,
I am following Michigan models lead and switching to a signature. There were always going to be 1000 of these before any p was built. If they can actually make 5000 cars in 2012 it is unlikely that you will need to wait very long even if you want a 160 mile version. My p951 will be dropped after they verify the available options and cost on the signature. I have been waiting and saving for three years but only put down money after the DOE loan.

I reserved my Tesla S 7-20-09. My reservation number is 1020. I'm pushing toward a 2 year wait and it may be 3+ before I get my S. I am also going to get the 160mi version but there are many other options that could delay the S I want. Thats OK because it will be worth the extra wait. Good things are always worth waiting for. Remember 1st isnt always the best choice.

Just got my reservation number. Reserved on 3/7/11, USA P 3283. Hopefully I get my 160 mile version before Christmas 2012!


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