Final Chance To Order Tesla Model 3, S, X For Full Tax Credit


We’re down to only a few days left here.

Not too long ago, Tesla guaranteed that all Model 3 vehicles ordered by November 15, 2018 would be delivered prior to the end of the year and would be eligible for the full U.S. federal EV tax credit. This announcement came not long after Tesla revealed the new Model 3 Mid Range (LEMR).

The automaker has also worked to push up deliveries of the Mid Range variant to assure that it will be delivered in time to guarantee a full tax credit.

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We recently introduced a more affordable Model 3 Mid Range Battery option for $34,200 after federal tax credit and gas savings.* As a reminder, the full Federal Tax Credit of $7,500 ends after December 31, 2018.

Current delivery timelines are 4 weeks for the west coast, 6 weeks for central and 8 weeks for the east coast. For delivery under 4 weeks, you can pick up your car directly from our Fremont factory.

Order your Model 3 at

*Taxes and fees not included. Price includes savings of a $7,500 Federal Tax Credit and estimated gas savings of $4,300 over 6 years. Depending on where you live, you can save even more with local incentives.

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Since then, a new drop-dead date was announced stating that all Model 3 vehicles ordered by November 30, 2018 would be delivered by the end of the year, and thus eligible for the full tax credit for those with the tax liability to partake.

Following that announcement, Tesla sent us an important email update stating that all Model S and Model X vehicles ordered by that date would also be eligible:

All Model S, Model X and Model 3 orders placed by November 30, 2018 will be delivered by the end of the year and eligible for the full $7,500 Federal Tax Credit.

As a reminder, the Federal Tax Credit will halve after December 31, 2018.

Best of luck for those that plan on taking the plunge in the coming days. Be sure to check with a tax professional to assure that your personal situation will allow you to get the full $7,500 credit. Keep us updated in the comment section below.

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17 Comments on "Final Chance To Order Tesla Model 3, S, X For Full Tax Credit"

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The fact that their pricing reflects assumed gas savings is a bit disingenuous to me. $34,200 sounded great before I realized that.

“*Taxes and fees not included. Price includes savings of a $7,500 Federal Tax Credit and estimated gas savings of $4,300 over 6 years. Depending on where you live, you can save even more with local incentives.“

Other than that, hopefully more people will be able to get their hands on these before the full credit disappears.

It is their marketing scheme…

More like marketing scam

It’s not a scam when they tell you what the savings are. If no explanation of savings, then is a scam.

What car commercial includes taxes and fees in there advertisement. None. When have taxes every been included in the products purchased at a Walmart, Kohls etc. Are taxes and fees included in airline flights and hotels. NO.
In reality I would like to see taxes and fees included in the price for cars, hotel rooms, and airline tickets. The Consumer Protection Agency could do those but would be pushed back by lobbyists.

Will it be December 15th next week for the deadline? I am sure there are “inventory cars” ready for delivery before end of the year as well.

Maybe…but only in CA.

I live in Florida and there is a small number of new Model S’s and Model X’s in inventory near me. No Model 3’s of course.

Sure, i was referring to the 3.

I don’t really understand how they are going to pull this off. My dad ordered his midrange in late October and was told it had a “99%” chance of being delivered by the end of the year. He has also been told that he will get a phone call 2 weeks before delivery. He has not received a phone call yet.

They guaranteed it. There is still one whole month left.

What are the terms of that guarantee?

What recourse does one have if the Tesla they ordered in late December isn’t received until January? I strongly suspect the answer is none. I don’t see any mention of guarantee on Tesla’s website. Just “Federal Tax Credit
Order by November 30th to ensure eligibility for the $7,500 Federal Tax Credit. Tesla will expedite shipping for 2018 delivery.”

The term “ensure eligibility for” is not an enforceable guarantee. Tough luck for anyone that believed they would get the full federal tax credit and end up only getting half.

I suspect Tesla would have to cut the price by $3,500 if its not delivered by 12/31/2018.

Why are you crying before you’re hurt?

This seems to be concern trolling.

I am still too poor to buy a Tesla. LOL

If you live on the east coast of the USA, your opportunity for a full federal EV tax credit has probably passed (regardless of what Musk said).

Tesla has instituted a step-level positive change in their level of customer contact with regard to the remaining tax opportunity. It seems like a good-faith effort to reach those who have adequate tax appetite for the full benefit but who may be caught unaware of the impending benefit step-down.