- Aug 17, 2022
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- Austin, TX
I don’t know why you’d think thatSo for why im understanding there is a possibility that no range and price will be release at the event.....? If not, whats the relevance of this event them?
If you were getting a truck at this delivery event, you would already know itSo what you’re telling me is to buy a roundtrip airline ticket to Austin? I’m not driving my CT home. Didn’t the plus 1 mean a CT was part of my Golden Ticket. I don’t need a carry on bag of cash .
Charlie got the chocolate factory, didn’t he?
My 5:41 am humor got you all serious.If you were getting a truck at this delivery event, you would already know it
Because you’d be an employee, or a venture capitalist that was an early Tesla investor, or a guy dying of cancer that makes for good marketing.
That, and you’d already have your contract and NDA lined up
If it’s any consolation:Nice compiling of history. After reading this, my February 2025 "delivery date" does not look too firm. Also, factoring in the "huge" (Giga?) 30 November "delivery" event for only 10 units? I expected at least 100. If, after a month or so of running the line, they only have 10 units does not bode well for any promised future deliveries.
If you value max range, you should find out how long the wait is for a WTI have a Chevy Fleet account and could get a WT4. It is a stripped model, but has real, tested, 450 mile range. But $80K is about what the CT is supposed to cost. I hope Tesla brings out a new web page for CT on 11/30, too.
Charlie got the chocolate factory because he didn't ever expect to get anything.So what you’re telling me is to buy a roundtrip airline ticket to Austin? I’m not driving my CT home. Didn’t the plus 1 mean a CT was part of my Golden Ticket. I don’t need a carry on bag of cash .
Charlie got the chocolate factory, didn’t he?
I didn’t dig too deep on Model S delivery event content, because it just doesn’t seem that relevant historically anymore, in terms of offering insight to the CT event potential content.
Nonetheless, Tesla's press releases about the June 22nd event and the delivery event itself (video below) did not make clear that these "deliveries" were different than regular, retail, customer deliveries.
- Model S (2012): The world's first delivery took place on June 1, 2012 in California, to a Tesla board member and a few other key insiders. Not until June 22, 2012, did formal "retail deliveries begin, but even then those units where "special edition" units that went to key investors, and venture capitalists, including early funders of Tesla. Tesla allocated its first 1,000 units to these early "Signature" and "Signature Performance" limited edition configurations. Regular person, regular edition, Model S's weren't delivered for months after the publicized "delivery" event.
The event was at night, had some demos (such as 5klb towing), a lot of talk about falcon doors, and stats for the P90D with Ludicrous variant: range, top speed, and 0-60. Unclear if they gave similar stats for the other variants, or only have the halo stats.
Here again, public communications about the "delivery event" did not make clear that these deliveries were to insiders. (The delivery event doesn't appear to have a video available, but photos and live-blog like description of the event were reported.)
- Model X (2015): The first 6 "Founders Series" models were delivered at a market launch event in the Fremont factory on September 29, 2015. One unit went to Musk, the others to insiders. Initial retail deliveries to 'normal' customers wasn't until several months later, around December 2015. In Q4 they delivered 204 units.
This one is the outlierAhead of the delivery event, mid-day on a Friday, Tesla had a press conference in which they revealed ton of specs including trims, pricing, range, features, etc. This elektrek article has several pages of info bullets.
Again, press around the "delivery event" in July made no clear distinction regarding 'insider' vs normal retail deliveries. Video of handover event below.
- Model 3 (2017): The first 30 Tesla Model 3's where delivered first delivered on July 28, 2017, all to Tesla employees and VIPs. In that quarter, they produced only 220 Model 3's, which were all "special advanced deliveries" (including to a guy with terminal cancer). Deliveries to 'normal' customers weren't reported until December 23, 2017.
Again, Model Y had no delivery event, and likely due to COVID was altogether an unusual rollout for Tesla - they simply started contacting retail customers for scheduling first deliveries. Then did.
- Model Y (2020): For the Model Y, Tesla bucked it's historical trend and simply began delivering to retail customers March 13, 2020. Note that this was peak initial COVID - things were done differently (including no big press event) likely for a reason.
Live-streamed at 5PM PST, on a Thursday night, and lasted a little over 30 minutes. But remember, this wasn’t exactly a standard delivery event. The trucks went to essentially a single fleet partner, Pepsi, Tesla hasn’t delivered a Semi outside of Pepsi since, and as of Q3 2023 Semi was still listed as being pre-production, and Tesla itself doesn’t appear to be using them in their own fleet at any material scale.
- Semi (2022): While a different category of vehicle (commercial), thought it worth mentioning that the Semi "delivery event" was in Dec. 2022, to Pepsi and Frito-Lay (PepsiCo’s snack foods subsidiary), in what was essentially an 'insider', co-development, effort. Normal retail customer of Semi's has still not occurred (and Tesla still lists status as "pilot production").