Tesla Model 3 (Image Credit: Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs)

Tesla Model 3 (Image Credit: Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs)

Well, the first Tesla Model 3 non-employee delivery could have happened today, although the reservation holder requested December 26th instead.

We recently reported about Daniel Zorrilla being the first non-employee that we knew of to receive a Model 3 configuration invite email. That was less than a month ago. He told us at the time that Tesla was estimating about four weeks until delivery. Dan is a non-employee Tesla owner that waited in line on March 31 in West Palm Beach, Florida.

It turns out the automaker was spot on.

Tesla contacted Dan yesterday, December 18, 2017 and provided him with the VIN # (144x) for his new car. Today, he received word that he could take delivery before Christmas. Sadly, it's a busy time of year with the holidays, so he scheduled delivery for December 26, 2017.

Remember, Dan used a friend's address and plans to fly out to Fremont, take delivery, and drive the car back across the country to his home in Florida.

Today, Daniel received the much-anticipated email confirming his Tesla Model 3 delivery - Click to enlarge

Today, Daniel received the much-anticipated email confirming his Tesla Model 3 delivery - Click to enlarge

This answers the question of whether or not Tesla could pull off that four-week delivery promise. It also suggests that the automaker is striving to get these first customer deliveries in prior to the holiday.

What an awesome Christmas present!

Hat tip to Daniel Zorrilla!

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