U.S. Update: Allocation & Order Date

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Please do! Glad you got to do the factory tour though! Closest I got was sitting in the Shadow Grey tour car.

Were you a March spec order? Ray said they only had 7 for March. I was in the early April batch.
I was a March spec order... but not sure how that's all going to go. Maybe once up and running they'll start double shifts to catch up... who knows.
 

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I was a March spec order... but not sure how that's all going to go. Maybe once up and running they're start double shifts to catch up... who knows.

I was told there are some pretty serious port delays going on too. Lack of workers to do the certifications and such... Heard instances of both Porsche and Volvo new vehicle orders being held up at the port for months! 😬

I was hoping it'd be a pretty quick process for Summit since the main port is in NJ.
 

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I was told there are some pretty serious port delays going on too. Lack of workers to do the certifications and such... Heard instances of both Porsche and Volvo new vehicle orders being held up at the port for months! 😬

I was hoping it'd be a pretty quick process for Summit since the main port is in NJ.
To be ridiculously optimistic, maybe by the time the Emiras start landing, they'll have that sorted as well. Undoubtedly very wishful thinking, but it pays to dream... 🤣
 

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It is so weird that some dealers required 11k when I only had to deposit $2500🤷‍♂️ it sounds like some dealers are partying with deposit money.
I only paid $1000. I also just dropped $5000 on mods and service though and that isn't even close to what the first round of mods cost.
 

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That's never going to happen. The earliest UK deliveries are now estimated for September and US is prioritized way behind UK. Then you must factor in shipping, port certification (which is expecting delays as well), delivery to dealer, dealer prep, and finally delivery to you. I say we'd be lucky to get dealer demos this year and first customer deliveries early 2023.
I already resigned myself to dealing with my car sitting at their showroom until spring comes to western MA. I've got the first one coming to the Boston area, but it will be a miracle if I drive it this year.
 

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I already resigned myself to dealing with my car sitting at their showroom until spring comes to western MA. I've got the first one coming to the Boston area, but it will be a miracle if I drive it this year.
I'm in the same boat (pun intended). I'm in the first batch coming to Las Vegas. At last notice (months ago) I was to expect a November delivery. I'm setting my expectations 6 months out from that date.
 

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I'm in the same boat (pun intended). I'm in the first batch coming to Las Vegas. At last notice (months ago) I was to expect a November delivery. I'm setting my expectations 6 months out from that date.
Say it ain't so. That's my guesstimate delivery date for a non-FE!
 

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I'm in the same boat (pun intended). I'm in the first batch coming to Las Vegas. At last notice (months ago) I was to expect a November delivery. I'm setting my expectations 6 months out from that date.
Driving season does not start out here until April or May so there is no difference between late November and late March.
 

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I live in Dallas now, and plan on using the car as a daily.
Depending on your roads, it could be a heavenly daily. I daily my 400 over the summer but I live in area where my town + the 7 contiguous towns is only 9000 people and 0 traffic lights.
 

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Depending on your roads, it could be a heavenly daily. I daily my 400 over the summer but I live in area where my town + the 7 contiguous towns is only 9000 people and 0 traffic lights.
Some good roads around here, but mostly I've been working on my Ferris "pose" in anticipation of pulling up to the local restaurants and bars.
 

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Not sure if this person is a forum member, but here's another confirmation of no US FE deliveries this year... 😔

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Not sure if this person is a forum member, but here's another confirmation of no US FE deliveries this year... 😔

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This is so upsetting. And the communication from Lotus has been horrible. Delays are delays... but you would make so many people more comfortable... and if you're not busy building cars, and are waiting for supply chain issues to resolve... why isn't the customer service focused on to keep all of us engaged?
 

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It wouldn't feel nearly as bad if the comms were better.. or existed at all. I've gotten zero updates from my dealer since ordering back in April. Not exactly making my first Lotus purchase an enjoyable one.
right there with you!
 
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Just received another email from my dealer regarding my inquiry on order status:
"Nothing definitive as of yet. It is fluid at the moment, however Lotus factory has stated they are expediting US production as quickly as possible. Management has a factory call on Friday morning. We anticipate more word then. I will circle back straight away with any/all updates as they become available."
 

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Just received another email from my dealer regarding my inquiry on order status:
"Nothing definitive as of yet. It is fluid at the moment, however Lotus factory has stated they are expediting US production as quickly as possible. Management has a factory call on Friday morning. We anticipate more word then. I will circle back straight away with any/all updates as they become available."

It's sort of ridiculous that without the group forum effort here, I would know almost nothing about what's going on with my order.

Thanks for that morsel of info.
 

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Just received another email from my dealer regarding my inquiry on order status:
"Nothing definitive as of yet. It is fluid at the moment, however Lotus factory has stated they are expediting US production as quickly as possible. Management has a factory call on Friday morning. We anticipate more word then. I will circle back straight away with any/all updates as they become available."
From a business stand point - the current situation with currency fluctuations ( high USD vs Pounds) it would make sense to prioritze US delivery's. However, I still think the UK market will be serviced first of course.
 

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From a business stand point - the current situation with currency fluctuations ( high USD vs Pounds) it would make sense to prioritze US delivery's. However, I still think the UK market will be serviced first of course.

I actually heard from another source that US deliveries are being intentionally deprioritized from the ROW for some reason.
 

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