Tesla Model S P100D Inventory Cars Now Available For Immediate Delivery

SEP 22 2016 BY STEVEN LOVEDAY 29

Tesla Model S, Image Credit: Tesla

Tesla Model S, Image Credit: Tesla

Tesla is eager to get some of the new Tesla Model S P100D sedans on the road. The car, that trumps many supercars in a 0-60 sprint, is already available on Tesla’s website for immediate delivery, in the form of new available inventory.

Tesla Model S Interior, Image Credit: Tesla

Tesla Model S Interior, Image Credit: Tesla

We have seen this more and more lately. A growing number of Tesla vehicles are attainable in a jiffy on the company’s website. The vehicles come for sale or lease, after having been a display model, loaner, test drive vehicle, or employee demo. For this reason, the cars typically have low miles and many are also stacked with optional equipment. There is no loss of tax incentives or warranty when purchasing these “new” Teslas.

On top of all of this, the immediacy of delivery is a huge selling point, added to the fact that usually some sort of discount must be offered since the cars aren’t still “hot” off the line. If you look at the new inventory tab on the automaker’s website, the P100’s don’t show up. This is likely because Tesla is not yet offering any discount on them, even though they are inventory vehicles.

To find these hidden gems is a bit tricky. One must go to the Tesla website’s Design Studio, as if to design their own Model S P100D. Click on Model S at the top and then “custom order” in red at the bottom. Make sure that you choose the P100D tab. Off to the right there will be some price calculations and a tab that says “October delivery”. Scroll down a bit and you will see “September delivery”. There it is!

Be sure not to click near there on the tab that allows you to see ALL inventory. You have to click on details or September delivery. There were vehicles listed in Chicago, San Francisco, and Florida. At the moment, only the Florida vehicle is showing up in the initial search, but changing the options brings up a few others. We can imagine that the inventory will change quickly.

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From the looks of it, the P100D has L built in. There is no option to add “Ludicrous Mode” – you just get 2.5 seconds and will need to like it, no optioning out (as of now).

And yes, they would have some inventory – they should make it visible on their regular “New Inventory link” rather than hiding it like this.

One doesn’t have to like Ludicrous. You could just not utilize its limits by being moe judicious with the accelerator.

It’s a mode. You can turn it off.

Is Pushmi-Pullyu going still to argue that Tesla doesn’t sell inventory cars and only sell demo cars, loaner cars, and cars from cancelled orders?

These are demo cars. Many demo cars are available for immediate sale. The demo cars that sit inside of the showrooms obviously are not right away. But usually once a quarter or so they will pull those out and sell them too. That’s how you get some lower VIN cars with little to no miles on them.

Just to have demo/loaner cars on hand, they need roughly 500-600 vehicles of steady state inventory. These vehicles bump the place of a custom order.

I see…it was a “demo car” for 20 seconds and then it was placed for sale. But Tesla carries no “inventory” of course. Understood!

I confess I really don’t understand why all this attention is given to the details of how these relatively few cars are sold. What’s the point? Why should anyone care?

I did read one report, and I assume this one was true; a report of one (1) demo car which was sold over the phone by a Tesla Store employee when it was in transit to the store. So in that case, the car was never actually used as a demo, even though it was shipped from the factory with the intention of being a demo unit.

And so what? That’s a faintly interesting oddball story, but again, why should anyone care? And more to the point, why would any Tesla short-seller try to claim that this “proves” anything?

Sometimes I think FUDsters (in general, not just the anti-Tesla ones) get so wrapped up in churning out fraudulent claims that they lose sight of what people care about in the real world. It’s really sad when they start believing their own lies!

Most are coming with their plastic wraps still on. Tesla apologists like Pu-Pu will say: “But.. but.. Tesla re-wraps them after demoing few seconds” to depreciate the cars with ludicrous speed, prepping them for the quarter end deals. lol.

LOL! Of course, we should believe a Tesla stock short-seller who posts as “Dr. ValueSeeker” both here and on Seeking Alpha. 🙄 Reality check: There are dedicated Tesla watchers on the Tesla Motors Club forum who actually track VIN numbers. They say it’s simply impossible for Tesla to have any significant amount of “inventory”, because there would be a lot of missing or apparently unassigned VIN numbers if they did. But given that Tesla has recently introduced the new new S60 and X60 lower trim levels, it certainly looks like Tesla is nearing the limits of its ability to generate more demand. So it wouldn’t greatly surprise me if Tesla did start making a limited number of cars “on spec”, hoping they would find buyers. The thing is, serial Tesla short-sellers and FUDsters like sven and Dr. ValueSeeker keep claiming (or at least insinuating) that Tesla is hiding its “inventory”. As this article reports, Tesla is advertising the limited number of cars they call “inventory” available for sale, right on their website! Honestly, the attempts by anti-Tesla FUDsters are usually just laughable! Really, if I wanted to become a Tesla basher, I’m sure I could come up with something better… Read more »

Dr. ValueSeeker,

What happened to your agreement to conspicuously disclose your short sell position when you post on Tesla stories?

Are you simply ignoring what you agreed to?

sven, it often helps if you actually read an article before commenting on it. If you had bothered to read it, you’d see the article says exactly what I’ve pointed out every time I’ve noticed you repeating your brain-dead claim that Tesla is hiding “inventory” sales.

Yeah, Tesla keeps “hiding” the small number of “inventory” cars they have in stock, by listing them right on their website. 🙄

Is sven going to carpet-bomb this Tesla threads now?

Has get real dun gotten real?

The jury is still out.

“Is sven going to carpet-bomb this Tesla threads now?”

Did you think he would stop his serial FUD campaign? I think that’s too much to hope.

How much for Florida model s?

The capacity to build inventory should be seen as good news for Tesla. Still being “production constrained” on the Model S four years after introduction would only indicate a very poorly run manufacturing operation.

Not necessarily. If Porsche gets a million orders for Mission E when it’s announced for sale, they’re going to be production constrained for some time.

Well yeah . . . because no rational person would expect an order of a million Mission E cars.

Breezy said:

“The capacity to build inventory should be seen as good news for Tesla.”

I agree. If that were to start happening, it should be seen as good news by any rational person. Sadly, anti-Tesla FUDsters don’t care about rational arguments, or facts, or logic.

Of course, Tesla doesn’t have car dealer lots in which to store thousands or tens of thousands of cars, like legacy auto dealers do. So doing that on a large scale would require quite a change in Tesla’s operation. But perhaps Tesla could start doing that on a small scale. When I visited the Tesla store in Kansas City, they did have a parking lot with lots of empty stalls, so they could store several cars there. Presumably many other Tesla store which aren’t in malls also have their own parking lots, perhaps also with a bit of excess capacity.

How long to wait before the 100D becomes available?

The best way to find these vehicles is through a tool called ev-cpo.com. I found my Certified Pre-Owned through this tool. You can filter only on Inventory models if you like.

I’m not sure exactly what you’re saying here, but let’s be careful not to confuse what Tesla calls “inventory” with used cars.

CPO = Certified Pre-Owned = used cars

What Tesla lists as “inventory” for sale is described fully in the article above. These cars are sold as new, even though they’ve been used as demos, service loaners, or whatever, and most have some miles on them.

The laws and regulations for selling new cars vs. used cars are quite different. The warranty may be different, too. So let us be careful not to confuse CPO cars, and other used cars, with new car “inventory”.

I read somewhere that Tesla sales has declined significantly in Europe this year. If that is true Tesla will probably not reach their Q3 goal no matter how hard they run their people. Reality is catching up with Tesla it seems

I read somewhere that Someone out there read something somewhere. If that isn’t true it’s hard to say what it means.

It’s interesting to see Tesla revert to traditional methods of car manufacturers–in this case, relying more on inventory cars. While they can’t book inventory cars as revenue immediately, unlike cars sold to dealerships, it doesn’t really matter, as they get the cash flow benefits immediately. They have a credit line which is secured by inventory, so they can get cash for an inventory car while the car is in transit and being used a loaner, and before it is sold. At any given time a large percentage of cars are in transit, so if they need cash temporarily, they can just build more cars. That’s useful also as a means of stabilizing plant production.

Besides borrowing against inventory, having inventory is really the ideal financial approach because, as you note, it allows for efficient production.

The problems with the traditional model is the _size_ of the inventory (which in part is so large because of the franchise model), which leads to periodic heavy discounting to clear large batches of old inventory.

The ideal model combines direct sales with predictive production and delivery in which batches are created ahead of the customer’s order.

… so that the time lag from production to taking customer’s money is actually on average _less_ than if the customer ordered the car.

“Four Electrics” said:

“It’s interesting to see Tesla revert to traditional methods of car manufacturers–in this case, relying more on inventory cars.”

I see you didn’t actually read the article before commenting, either.