When it comes time to take delivery of your new Tesla you might be wondering how you are going to get it.
Should you take some time off work and pick it up at the Tesla Service Center?
Or maybe you would like Tesla to deliver it to your home. Just like your Amazon deliveries!
Now, wouldn’t that be convenient! A sign of the times. Just like everything else Tesla does.
Tesla Direct is a service Tesla provides to customers in approved areas, that are usually within a specific distance of the local Tesla Service Center.
So, this is something you can ask for but may not always be possible.
If you qualify for Tesla Direct delivery, your Tesla vehicle will be delivered to your home address on delivery day.
To take possession of the electric vehicle you have to do the following:
- Sign any agreements, submit the finaly payment and accept delivery in your Tesla app
- You can then unlock your Tesla car through the app with the lock icon on the vehicle shown on the app
- Tesla then asks that you return registration documents to them within 24 hours by mail (if this is not done by the driver on delivery)
Some parts of the documentation and delivery process will vary by location, of course, as regulations differ a lot.
Tesla trade-ins have also been known to be taken using Tesla Direct, so even if you are doing a trade-in, be sure to ask if this option is available.
Carrier Direct is another delivery option from Tesla for people who live more than 220 miles from their nearest Tesla Service Center or delivery location. It comes with a fee, as the carrier is an external company doing a specific service outside Teslas normal delivery or pick-up options.
This is again something you can request from Tesla for delivery. Communication for delivery will then take part between you and the carrier.
The following are the steps that Tesla has listed on their website for Carrier Direct.
- Sign and return any applicable financing, leasing or trade-in documents. Tesla will coordinate shipment upon receipt of payment and signed documents.
- Sign available agreements and submit payment in your Tesla app.
- If you have a trade-in, prepare it for pickup.
- You will receive a delivery date from Tesla, which will be confirmed by the independent carrier once your car is in transit.
- You will receive a delivery timing update from the independent carrier.
- Accept delivery of your Tesla in your Tesla app.
- Sign and mail any remaining documents in the car via a pre-paid shipping envelope within 24 hours.
All in all, the Tesla delivery process is a stark contrast to many dealer deliveries that are long, drawn-out and often have upsells to paint finishes, warranties, extra products and more.
And there is always the option of going for delivery at your nearest Tesla location if neither of the above options is available to you.