Frequently Asked Questions - Ordering a Tesla
- How do I order a Tesla?
- I just designed my Tesla and submitted my order. What are the next steps?
- Can I edit my design after placing my order?
- If I place my order today, when can I expect to take delivery?
- How can I cancel my order?
- Can I add my friend’s referral link to my order?
- What is the Security Deposit?
- Why do you require a Security Deposit?
- Which documents do I need to provide to receive a full refund of my Security Deposit?
- When will Tesla refund my Security Deposit?
Preparing for Delivery
- How can I prepare for delivery?
- Who must be present at delivery?
- What does my transport driver need to bring to delivery?
- How do I get the Tesla app?
- Who should I contact for customer support after taking delivery?
- Do you have delivery locations in my country?
- What documents does Tesla require to handover my car to the transport service?
- What are the accepted methods of payment?
- How much do I owe before delivery?
- Can I apply for tax benefits in my country?
Financing and Leasing
Service and Warranties
- What kind of warranty does my Tesla come with?
- What is Basic Vehicle Limited Warranty?
- What is SRS Limited Warranty?
- What is Battery Limited Warranty?
- Where can I schedule a service appointment in my region?
- What if I find damages after delivery?
How do I order a Tesla?
I just designed my Tesla and submitted my order. What are the next steps?
We will contact you when your car is assigned a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and is ready for delivery.
Can I edit my design after placing my order?
Yes, you can edit your design before your final invoice is issued in your Tesla Account. To log in to your Tesla Account, enter the email address and password you used to place your order. Any changes to your configuration may affect your delivery date.
If I place my order today, when can I expect to take delivery?
You can view your estimated delivery date in our Design Studio. The estimated delivery date depends on your configuration.
How can I cancel my order?
To cancel your reservation or order, contact a Tesla Advisor.
Can I add my friend’s referral link to my order?
Yes, you can add your friend’s referral link when placing your order. A referral link cannot be added after placing your order.
What is the Security Deposit?
If you choose not to ship your vehicle via a Tesla approved common carrier, you will need to place a Security Deposit of €15,000. The Security Deposit is a one-time payment of €15,000 that will be due within 30 days of taking delivery. The €15,000 is additional to the purchase price and will be fully refunded upon receipt of required documents.
Why do you require a Security Deposit?
As your car’s purchase price does not include VAT, we require a Security Deposit to ensure receipt of documents that prove that you are tax compliant.
Which documents do I need to provide to receive a full refund of my Security Deposit?
• Signed VAT declaration
• Proof of vehicle registration in your country
• Signed CMR (standardized transport document)
When will Tesla refund my Security Deposit?
We will refund the full €15,000 within 30 days of receiving the required documents*.
What is a Tesla Account?
Your Tesla Account is the home for all your Tesla products. It includes owner resources, estimated delivery timing, registration information, guides and important updates. Visit your Tesla Account to upload required documents and submit your final payment. Please note that all information in your Tesla Account directly affects the spelling and punctuation on your registration documents. Learn more about your Tesla Account.
PREPARING FOR DELIVERY
How can I prepare for delivery?
To prepare for delivery, review and submit the documents listed in your Tesla Account.
Who must be present at delivery?
If you place your order in a country without Tesla delivery locations, your car will be delivered to our Assembly Factory at Asteriastraat 1, 5047 RM in Tilburg, The Netherlands. You must arrange carrier transportation of your car to the destination country. We will not arrange any shipping for your vehicle other than recommending, as your delivery date nears, Tesla approved common carriers. You will have to authorize the person picking up the car (e.g. the truck driver) to sign the confirmation of delivery and all the appropriate import documentation on your behalf. Prior to the delivery, we will require you to send the following documents: Power of Attorney and the VAT declaration.
What does my transport driver need to bring to delivery?
Please inform your transport agency to bring a CMR with your VIN and final destination included. We will check that the driver’s ID matches the name on the provided Power of Attorney letter.
How do I get the Tesla app?
You can download the Tesla app in the App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android. Your car will be connected to the Tesla app within a few days of taking delivery.
Do you have delivery locations in my country?
At this time, we do not have delivery locations in Poland, Estonia, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia. If you place your order in a country without Tesla delivery locations, your car will be delivered to our Assembly Factory at Asteriastraat 1, 5047 RM in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Prior to your delivery, we will contact you to request that you arrange the transportation of your car to your country of residence.
What documents does Tesla require to handover my car to the transport service?
You will need to arrange the transport of your car from the Netherlands to your country of residence. To handover your car to a carrier, we require a signed VAT declaration and signed Power of Attorney letter for the transport driver. As your delivery date approaches, a Tesla representative will contact you to provide more information.
What are the accepted methods of payment?
You can submit your final payment through a wire transfer only. We do not accept payments through credit card, debit card or cheque. If your bank has a daily transfer limit, please ensure you allow enough time to complete your full payment at least 72 hours before the delivery appointment.
How much do I owe before delivery?
We require the full balance to be paid, either personally or by way of guarantee from a financing institution before delivery. We provide an itemized breakdown of the final payment on the Motor Vehicle Purchase Agreement (MVPA) per your car’s configuration, including any applicable taxes and fees. After you have confirmed all delivery information, we will upload your MVPA to your Tesla Account under ‘My Documents'.
Can I apply for tax benefits in my country?
You can apply independently for tax benefits in your country. Tesla does not support with tax benefit applications in the following countries: Poland, Estonia, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia.
Can I apply for financing or leasing?
At this time, we do not offer financing or leasing options for orders placed from the following countries: Poland, Estonia, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia. Please note that Tesla is not responsible for third-party solutions and that your payment terms always remain the same. Local institutions that may be able to support you with financing or leasing include:
|Country||Referral Partner||Contact Email||Contact Phone||Contact Website|
|Hungary||Cetelem (BNP Paribas)||email@example.com||+36 1 458-6070||www.cetelem.hu|
|Raiffeisen Leasingfirstname.lastname@example.org||+36 614865177||www.raiffeisenlizing.hu|
|Poland||BNP Paribasemail@example.com||+48 22 134 00 00||www.bnpparibas.pl|
|Bank Pekoafirstname.lastname@example.org||+48 22 54 82 400||www.pekao.com.pl|
|Santander Consumer Bankemail@example.com||+48 607 702 241||www.santanderconsumer.pl|
|Romania||Cetelem (BNP Paribas)||firstname.lastname@example.org||+40 21 312 02 20||www.cetelem.ro|
|BCR Leasing (Erste Bank)||email@example.com||+40 21 323 73 10||www.bcr-leasing.ro|
|Raiffeisen Leasingfirstname.lastname@example.org||+40 21 306 4444||www.raiffeisen-leasing.ro|
|Slovenia||S-Leasing (Erste Bank)||email@example.com||+386 (1) 58 32 230||www.s-leasing.si|
|Country||Referral Partner||Contact Website|
|Hungary||Cetelem (BNP Paribas)||www.cetelem.hu|
|Santander Consumer Bank||www.santanderconsumer.pl|
|Romania||Cetelem (BNP Paribas)||www.cetelem.ro|
|BCR Leasing (Erste Bank)||www.bcr-leasing.ro|
|Slovenia||S-Leasing (Erste Bank)||www.s-leasing.si|
Can I trade-in my current vehicle?
We do not arrange trade-ins for orders placed from the following countries: Poland, Estonia, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia.
Do I have to register my Tesla myself?
Yes, you will need to self-register your car in your country of residence. We will provide a European Certificate of Conformity (COC) with your delivery. Once your car is registered, we will request your proof of registration.
How do I install home charging?
We recommend installing a Tesla Wall Connector for convenient charging at home. Please note that you will need to hire an electrician to perform the installation.
What kind of warranty does my Tesla come with?
Your Tesla is covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty which includes: Basic Vehicle Limited Warranty, Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Limited Warranty, and Battery Limited Warranty.
What is Basic Vehicle Limited Warranty?
Basic Vehicle Limited Warranty covers the repair or replacement necessary to correct defects in the materials or workmanship of any parts manufactured or supplied by Tesla that occur under normal use. The duration of coverage depends on your car’s trim.
What is SRS Limited Warranty?
SRS Limited Warranty covers the repair or replacement necessary to correct defects in the materials or workmanship of the vehicle’s seat belts or air bag system manufactured or supplied by Tesla that occur under normal use. The duration of coverage depends on your car’s trim.
What is Battery Limited Warranty?
The Battery Limited Warranty covers the repair or replacement of any malfunctioning or defective Tesla battery. The duration of coverage depends on your car’s trim. To provide you with even more assurance, the Battery Limited Warranty will also cover damage to your vehicle from a battery fire even if it is the result of driver error, subject to certain exclusions.
Where can I schedule a service appointment in my region?
What if I find damages after delivery?
Your Tesla will be delivered according to our quality specifications. Once your transport driver confirms delivery of your car, this implies he accepts vehicle interior and exterior quality. If you notice damages after taking delivery, you should schedule an appointment at your nearest Service Center using the Tesla app.
*If you breach this obligation, you agree that we may retain the Security Deposit made by you to the extent not otherwise prohibited by law. You also acknowledge that the Security Deposit amount placed by you is a fair and reasonable estimate of the actual damages that we may incur, which includes (but is not limited to) VAT payable by us if the tax authorities qualify this Agreement as a local sale, following which we also may issue (and you agree to accept) an invoice that is adjusted accordingly. If you timely provide us with the information, at our reasonable discretion, the Security Deposit will be refunded to you. We will not hold your Security Deposit separately or in an escrow or trust fund or pay any interest thereon.