Musk Says Reach Out To Tesla For Model 3 Delivery By End Of Week


No, not that Musk.

Hoping to take delivery of a Tesla Model 3 soon? Musk says all you’ve got to do is reach out to Tesla to get one by week’s end.

In a new Cheddar interview (video above), Kimbal Musk, brother of Tesla CEO Elon Musk and himself a TSLA board member, made a bold claim that we’re not even sure Tesla can come through on, but here it is:

 “I think that if you have a Model 3, and you’d like it delivered, we could probably get it done for you by the end of this week. So if we haven’t reached out to you, reach out to us.”

So, it seems Musk is saying just give Tesla a ring and the process will be expedited.

In no way is it possible for Tesla to delivery Model 3s to all of its hundreds of thousands of reservation holders by week’s end, but from recent doings, we can assume Musk is suggesting Tesla can find an inventory Model 3 for you quickly, provided you’re willing to accept what is available.

Musk added:

 “I do know that the company is working very hard to focus on deliveries, and we want to respect all of the government processes to make sure all the T’s are crossed and I’s are dotted, and we’re doing all the right things.”

He even commented on the “taking Tesla private” situation, stating this in connection to the current delivery hell:

 “This particular business challenge wouldn’t have been affected by that.”

All eyes on Tesla as this Q3 push comes to an end just a few days from today.


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I wonder if they have considered opening up sales to non-reservation holders for LR Model 3.
Someone with a reservation may not be ready for delivery, but someone without a reservation may now want to buy a LR Model 3.

Volt#671 + BoltEV + Model 3

They did that already.

Yep, while the people that waited in line for hours on 31 March 2016 hoping to snag a $35k Model 3 continue to wait.

And, right on cue here comes the guy that bitterly regrets his Bolt purchase.

MadBro is simply a shill for his employer GM.

He actually bashes all other makes of EVs but since Tesla as the largest producer of compelling EVs is the greatest threat to GM’s EVs, MadBro concentrates his whining, serial anti-Tesla bashing on them.

MadBro cares nothing about the rEVolution, only about himself and his employer.

I don’t know that, though everything he says concerning GM is chapter and verse, right out of the Mary Barra play book. 4 years left on the countdown to 20 evs 16 or them battery electric. Or some such nonsense that GM has been spouting.

Actually, it sounds like he’s gloating over not being a day 1 reservation holder. Smart move.

I guess we just see it different. And I’m not surprised in the least.

So buy one of the better models. Otherwise, stop the constant whining. It’s really pathetic.

You have a point. In addition, I and possibly others who do not appreciate our time disrespected in 2016 due to poor management from the leadership in Tesla will never buy another Tesla product. Canceled Model 3 reservation and vowed to never support the brand – no matter what they offer.

My money will go to another manufacturer. 1st year owner of Model S. Traded for another vehicle.

No one should whine about this. Simply take your checkbook to another manufacturer if you do not like Tesla’s business practices.

LMAO at the non-EV driving “TeslaPlease” who is now lying that he was going to buy a Tesla!

Have my Model 3 Reservation #, Cancellation, and Return of Deposit.

Only idiots make statements they cannot prove. Get Real = Troll

GetFUD totally PWNED. LOL

Swing and a miss as usual by MadBro, but hey you did find your long-lost step brother in TeslaPlease!

You’ve wasted far more time posting complaints than you did placing a reservation 2.5 years ago.

Yeah, that makes a lot of sense. Take something like a car purchase personally. Once the waiting times drop (which will happen) and you can buy a better product, instead simply hold onto your anger which only harms you, and spend your money on a lesser product. All the while Tesla continues to successfully march onward without even having an inkling of who ‘TeslaPlease’ even is.

You show ’em!!

And all in blissful ignorance of the fact that, without Tesla going through the “hell” of blazing a trail, there would be NO decent cheaper EVs available for this troll to buy. 😐

I disagree with your sentiment on Tesla products but 100% agree with your strategy. If you don’t like the company then stop whining and vote with your wallet.

They will likely get it within the timelines Tesla projected on 31 mar 2016

waiting is not always a bad thing.

Took me 15 minutes to make a reservation day 1 around 3PM. If you waited in line it’s because you couldn’t sleep from excitement.

So, bro, would you suggest Tesla should go all-out producing the $35k version immediately, thus ensuring their demise and, along with that, destroying the hopes of ALL the reservation holders?

As a person who despises the very existence of Tesla, yes- he’d absolutely love to see that happen.

He actually would. He has no interest in Tesla surviving.

If you’e waiting to buy the $35k model, you’d be better off buying the current version now.

By the time $35k model arrives, you probably won’t get any tax credit. That makes the $35k equivalent to $42.5k today. For $6.5k more ($49k pre credit) you get the LR battery and a premium interior. Much better deal, really.

Non-reservation holders have been able to buy the car for a while…

If only they would deliver to India

Awaiting in Europe as well.

I feel sure that he was not referring to potential new customers, but to people like yourself waiting for delivery. Sounds like they are so messed up with tracking orders that some have been mis-placed and need to be re-activated.

No, they’re batch-run production. If you’re willing to change your exterior/interior color, you can probably pick up one off the lot today. If you want your exact colors, and configuration, you’re going to have to wait. Some configurations are apparently very popular.

Like the guy, yesterday, who refused a white interior. So, he had to wait for his exact configuration.

Yup. Also, if you live close to the factory, they might be able to divert a car which was intended for delivery after Sep. 30 to you, and send a notice to the would-be buyer that there has been a delay… and a change in his VIN.

During every end-of-quarter push, Tesla does a lot of “Robbing Peter to pay Paul”. This particular end-of-quarter, perhaps Tesla pushing even harder than usual.

Are you seriously suggesting they are taking people’s cars and selling them to someone else? That’s a pretty serious accusation out of thin air…

It’s not their car until they take delivery.

They stopped providing VINs in advance. No VIN, no problem 😉

Should stop issuing vins a while ago

It’s not a sale of it’s not delivered and papers signed

Yes, this happens depite Elon’s statements that most of Tesla’s investors are okay with taking the long term view. I suspect a capital raise is imminent.

I think this applies to only RWD.

Yesterday I got a chance to see a Parked Model-3 for the 1st time.

The metal in the rear is sloping upwards and then the glass windshield starts.
So this is mostly a hatchback with 4 doors.

Put the other way, the World’s 1st hatchback with 4 doors. Anyway who bought this, please keep it forever as its a unique car.

The model 3 is most definitely not a hatchback, much to the disappointment of many of us. However, i now have 6 k miles, and love the car. Plenty of space given it’s size for a non-hatchbook.

While the shape may be somewhat reminiscent of a hatchback, it’s clearly not an actual hatchback, since the back is not, in fact, a hatch…

lol, tell it straight, antrik

He makes it sound like Tesla has demand problem. Or that it is temporary dumping customers in other states (but may keep their full payment for better cooked quarter numbers) and redirects their cars on first come first served basis in California.

Neither sounds good, and sure such announcements are better left to be made by “not that Musk” :/

The good old moving goal post argument.

Nothing about this makes it sound like there is a demand problem. Stop making things up. It sounds like they are trying to get people to accept configurations that are currently rolling off the assembly line, rather than their exact configuration, in order to speed up deliveries/reduce quality control problems. It’s not great, but it’s not bad, either.

Where is the demand for the configurations that Tesla does produce for inventory purposes? There are only a handful of variants. It’s basically the same car for everyone.


“(but may keep their full payment for better cooked quarter numbers)”

Tesla takes payment for its cars only on delivery*, but hey, you never let facts or truth get in the way of your Tesla bashing, do you?

*Except in States where State law requires payment at time of order

LMAO, in other threads the shill for big oil zzzzzz constantly moves the goal posts for the Hydrogen Hoax by claiming it is “just around the corner”!

Remember, for a FUDdster, selling cars is bad.

Your comments are 90% juvenile insults. When are you going to contribute something to this site? So far your contribution to humanity has been a net negative.

Your comments are 100% trash…i guess your number is better.

Tesla gets to keep the deposit and report it as cash.

Deposits show up on both the asset side of the balance sheet and on the liabilities side of the balance sheet. Deposits are neutral, because for every dollar that shows up under “deposits” on the balance sheet also shows up as liability until/unless the sale is finalized.

ONLY when the sale is finalized does the deposit money get recognized as revenue and drop off the liabilities side. Of course it stays in the cash balance, because it is now part of a payment that they have earned through a completed sale.

Oops, you mean that 7lies about owning Tesla’s gets it wrong again!

How many deposits you have with them?

What hopalong Musk said is what Tesla has implied for a while: that all of the reservation holders who wanted long range, premium interior M3s have got their invites, the conversion rates (invites that actually turned into orders) is not stunning, and they are not going to do a discount M3 until next year.

Do Not Read Between The Lines

In this case it’s about wanting to book the sale in 2018Q3.

Except he hasn’t said any of this.

Brand new blue model 3 with Washington state temp plates in now parked and charging in my neighbors yard.

Is your neighbour out at work? Does he know you are stealing his electric?

It is not environmentally friendly to be pushing extra large batteries on folks who do not really need them and do not really want them. But, if you are afraid of losing out on the Federal rebate then you have to go ahead and request more resources than you need. Shame on Tesla for being environmentally unfriendly like that.

Does one have to pay to have his brain downgrade in suhc dramatic way?

This has to be one of the best new FUD angles I have seen in a while. “Teslas are bad for the environment because they have too much range.”

First of all, if you order the larger battery now because of expiring tax rebate, you still pay a lot more than if you waited for the smaller battery — so it’s not actually pushing anyone towards a larger battery that they don’t really want. If anything, it eases the decision to splurge on a larger battery that they actually wanted anyway, but didn’t intend to spend the extra money on…

Also, I’m pretty sure the larger batteries won’t go to waste. They’ll have a longer life, making up for any increase in production footprint.

Right. You don’t totally lose out next year. It could be LR=49-7.5=$41.5k now, or SR=30-3.75=$31.25K later. However if half those SR reservation holders (eg: 200k) take delivery, that will eat up likely all of next year’s SR production – so no new orders. How will Tesla balance the SR vs LR vs P3 production? This is going to be interesting.

But since they will have a longer life, the resale value will be higher which means by waiting your net loss will be just the rebate cut of $3,500, approximately. So rush out and buy one now, no matter what you need. Except that by carrying around significantly more weight than necessary efficiency is down. Giving people a choice of battery range and weight is more environmentally friendly than not giving a choice. And buying an EV with a range that matches one’s requirements is more environmentally friendly. The truth is that Tesla needs cash and so practical business matters have gotten in the way of doing what is absolutely best. Indeed, Tesla going out of business would be bad for the environment.

It’s true the lugging around the heavier battery needs extra energy. However, the difference in weight is only some 7 or 8% IIRC; and the difference in efficiency will be even less, since only part of the efficiency relates to weight…

If there any shame to be had, you deserve it, for posting this nonsense.

M3 Owned- Niro EV TBD - Former 500e and Spark EV,

Openly wondering what would happen if Musk simply took over an empty parking lot in East Bay overnight — parked couple hundred cars out there and announced for general pickup — bring your financing and on-site lenders arranged — how exactly that would do?

Pretty darn well would be my thought. Do this Friday night and send out blast for that last 3rd qty push. Why not?!? 🙂

There were already sales events like this 2 weeks ago: e.g. bring your old car for trade-in, your checkbook or bank credit papers and take home some batch-produced (non order matched) TM3 from the parking lot.

M3 Owned- Niro EV TBD - Former 500e and Spark EV,

That was very limited to only those already with an order and delivery date set.

I’m talking about a completely open lot with the only requirement — check in hand.

So did you call or not?

So that´s kind of it, for all the mighty preorders…I guess most of the out already

LOL definitely a $50B company, right