Anyone received their 30 day notification yet?

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Has anybody in the U.S. received an email? Is this only for U.K. customers? It doesn't look like they'll even be starting U.S. production until sometime next year. I guess we won't be seeing our cars until next spring at the earliest, which is okay for me, I wouldn't be driving it in the winter anyways, but it may be next summer before my car is actually delivered.
 

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Reading the email it almost sounds like you can change your spec up until the date listed in the email. Is that how anyone else read it?
 

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Now is the winter of our discontent, made glorious summer by..........Lotus Cars.

My email says October production and a quick call to LCC confirms almost certain November delivery. We'll see.
 

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Is it my imagination or has TomE just now become a moderator and staff member? Was he always one and I only now noticed it? lol If this is new, I can't think of anyone who would deserve this more than him. Congrats Tom!
 

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Wonder if its spec related Tom... you were in the first 50 surely
Tom, you have always been ahead of me on allocation (keeping my eye on the forum suggests), it is odd you're now behind me.

Maybe it's the colour???
It seems odd, I was told I was one of the first 20-30 deposits. But I know it's all been re-sequenced based on parts supply. Maybe including Homelink and tracker has pushed it later - chip supplies? They won't tell me why it's a bigger delay than other people.

Perhaps it's payback for being so vocal about the terrible customer service :)
 

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Is it my imagination or has TomE just now become a moderator and staff member? Was he always one and I only now noticed it? lol If this is new, I can't think of anyone who would deserve this more than him. Congrats Tom!
 

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From what we can see I don’t think anybody is getting an August build/ September delivery ?
 

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It seems odd, I was told I was one of the first 20-30 deposits. But I know it's all been re-sequenced based on parts supply. Maybe including Homelink and tracker has pushed it later - chip supplies? They won't tell me why it's a bigger delay than other people.

Perhaps it's payback for being so vocal about the terrible customer service :)
I have given up on 2022 for my car , i have never received any updates unless i emailed first.

I am going to request spring 2023 if possible ?
 

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Same email for me, October production which no doubt means November/December handover

Some good news, we can get a test drive at Hethel
 

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October build for me too so delivery presumably November, in which case I would rather defer until the spring. Anyone know if this is actually possible? Would they not just send you to the back of the queue as with spec changes?
 

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It seems odd, I was told I was one of the first 20-30 deposits. But I know it's all been re-sequenced based on parts supply. Maybe including Homelink and tracker has pushed it later - chip supplies? They won't tell me why it's a bigger delay than other people.

Perhaps it's payback for being so vocal about the terrible customer service :)
My car is fully loaded and has slipped from August to September, now October so I assume all those sparky carbon wafer thingies are an issue.
 

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I think a lot of people will be reflecting on things based on this news and possible concerns this may not be the last of the delays, despite what Lotus are saying in this email about their level of confidence. Seems a similar level of confidence to when senior Lotus people looked me in the eye at Goodwood and said they had a high level of confidence I'd get my car in September or possibly late August.

I'm wondering whether I'll really get the use of my Emira in November and over the winter, so maybe defer until the Spring and run the Evora as my weekend fun car on nice days.

Part of the excitement was getting one of the very early cars and it now looks like I'm pushed into Month 2. Still early but not what I'd hoped for when I demonstrated my faith and loyalty by putting a deposit down before the car even had a name.

I'd recommend everyone do what I'm doing, which is to think about what to do but not act in haste.
 

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So this recent burst of e-mails is for UK only, correct?
Yes and it looks like only going to people in the first 1-3 delivery months. I've seen people now with Sept, Oct and Nov build months but not beyond. And I don't see anyone with an i4 deposit having been contacted.

EU dealers had a briefing last week and US dealers have a Zoom call with Lotus today, so I expect those dealers will send updates to customers today or this week. Gator Motorsport said yesterday they would post their customer update on here after they send it out.

There are some large groups of deposit holders in the UK and non-UK who are not getting an email - not clear yet if that will follow for them with more info.
 

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Yes and it looks like only going to people in the first 1-3 delivery months. I've seen people now with Sept, Oct and Nov build months but not beyond. And I don't see anyone with an i4 deposit having been contacted.

EU dealers had a briefing last week and US dealers have a Zoom call with Lotus today, so I expect those dealers will send updates to customers today or this week. Gator Motorsport said yesterday they would post their customer update on here after they send it out.

There are some large groups of deposit holders in the UK and non-UK who are not getting an email - not clear yet if that will follow for them with more info.
They must be going out in batches - my early i4 delivery was previously advised Jan build/Feb delivery with last slippages but is now just generic “2023” on today’s email……
 

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Yes and it looks like only going to people in the first 1-3 delivery months. I've seen people now with Sept, Oct and Nov build months but not beyond. And I don't see anyone with an i4 deposit having been contacted.

EU dealers had a briefing last week and US dealers have a Zoom call with Lotus today, so I expect those dealers will send updates to customers today or this week. Gator Motorsport said yesterday they would post their customer update on here after they send it out.

There are some large groups of deposit holders in the UK and non-UK who are not getting an email - not clear yet if that will follow for them with more info.
I got my email with "Your Emira is estimated to be produced in 2023 and we will confirm a production and delivery timing very early in the year". Last I heard from Customer Services was December build and January delivery.
 

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So I’ve been locked into my spec since March for a October production. Yet if your a November production your not locked into spec until August 19th. Well done 👏 Lotus for totally pissing off us early adopters- it’s not even like we’re getting cars early but totally locked into spec for 8 months - Lotus certainly know how to delight it’s customers
 

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So I have gone from Spring, June, July, August and now October build.
Just don’t get what is going on anymore - something is seriously wrong with production.
How can I get told to my face at Goodwood it is August build and now October.
There must be some major supplier issue on a key part of the build.
The worst part is I had my spec locked in May but someone has posted an email offering them a chance to change for November build???
As TomE has said don’t act in haste but now seriously considering cancelling.
 

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October build for me too so delivery presumably November, in which case I would rather defer until the spring. Anyone know if this is actually possible? Would they not just send you to the back of the queue as with spec changes?
October build for me too so delivery presumably November, in which case I would rather defer until the spring. Anyone know if this is actually possible? Would they not just send you to the back of the queue as with spec changes?
I am going to give this the sleep test and see how I feel in the morning. I wanted to change something on spec (calliper colour) and was warned it would delay build to ‘early 2023’. As I’ve just been pushed to October build/November delivery (from Sep/Oct) I’m really struggling to see a reason not to do it. I actually feel a bit sorry for the scheduling team, I expect they’re about to get a lot of calls..

On a personal note, means I can get the Elise I have my eye on and play James Bond for 6 months.
 
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