U.S. Update: Allocation & Order Date

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I had no idea TinTin was Belgian!
Herge certainly was. I'm assuming the character too. Such a great series. Even if inappropriate in many ways by today's standards, I love watching my kid read them. Asterix as well.
 

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There's a common joke in Europe about challenging someone to name a famous Belgian, implying they haven't done much of note. Hergé and Tintin are a couple of counter-examples. The Hergé Museum near Brussels is well worth a visit if you're a fan.
 

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Herge certainly was. I'm assuming the character too. Such a great series. Even if inappropriate in many ways by today's standards, I love watching my kid read them. Asterix as well.
Yes, in the stories Tintin is Belgian and grew up in Brussels.
 

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There's a common joke in Europe about challenging someone to name a famous Belgian, implying they haven't done much of note. Hergé and Tintin are a couple of counter-examples. The Hergé Museum near Brussels is well worth a visit if you're a fan.
I guess now we can add "The Belgium Seven" who've taken delivery of their Emiras to that list? 😄
 

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In case you need some help:


Obviously Audrey should be #1
 

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Hi all. As I’ve been away from the forum for a while, and won’t get a meaningful answer from my dealer or lotus themselves, can someone please provide an update on where things stand with US allocations and deliveries? My personal situation is I made my deposit with Flow Lotus in Winston Salem, North Carolina on July 25, 2021. I supposedly am #31 on my dealer’s priority list, but of course have no way of knowing what this means given the lack of transparency and line cutting that could be going on with ADM behaviors. My sales rep says the dealer is not doing that, but who knows. I missed the FE cutoff. My spec is V6, auto, Magma, no BP, silver forged wheels, silver calipers, touring, Goodyears, tan interior, keff stereo, no home link, if any of that impacts availability from a supply chain perspective. Would appreciate everyone’s wisdom on what my expectations would be and whether continued waiting is the right move. I’m not getting any younger and would like to enjoy the car until I can’t. Thanks so much for your input. Mike
 

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Hi all. As I’ve been away from the forum for a while, and won’t get a meaningful answer from my dealer or lotus themselves, can someone please provide an update on where things stand with US allocations and deliveries? My personal situation is I made my deposit with Flow Lotus in Winston Salem, North Carolina on July 25, 2021. I supposedly am #31 on my dealer’s priority list, but of course have no way of knowing what this means given the lack of transparency and line cutting that could be going on with ADM behaviors. My sales rep says the dealer is not doing that, but who knows. I missed the FE cutoff. My spec is V6, auto, Magma, no BP, silver forged wheels, silver calipers, touring, Goodyears, tan interior, keff stereo, no home link, if any of that impacts availability from a supply chain perspective. Would appreciate everyone’s wisdom on what my expectations would be and whether continued waiting is the right move. I’m not getting any younger and would like to enjoy the car until I can’t. Thanks so much for your input. Mike
According to what we know at the present time, V6 FE production for North America begins in January, and goes through March. First delivery of those cars begins in March, and goes through May. Since there appears to be a 2 month time span between production and delivery to us here, if all other models go into production beginning in May, the first deliveries would be in July which begins the 3rd quarter of next year.

That's really about all we know right now. Once the base configurator goes online and the dealers can begin to order cars based on that, we'll probably get a better idea of timelines. Right now everything is just deposits and wait-and-see. At least customer cars are in production and deliveries have begun, so we're now on that leg of the journey.
 

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Base V6 Emira for the USA is slated to start deliveries Q3 2023… So a year from now (pending no further delays)
According to what we know at the present time, V6 FE production for North America begins in January, and goes through March. First delivery of those cars begins in March, and goes through May. Since there appears to be a 2 month time span between production and delivery to us here, if all other models go into production beginning in May, the first deliveries would be in July which begins the 3rd quarter of next year.

That's really about all we know right now. Once the base configurator goes online and the dealers can begin to order cars based on that, we'll probably get a better idea of timelines. Right now everything is just deposits and wait-and-see. At least customer cars are in production and deliveries have begun, so we're now on that leg of the journey.

Yep. I'm in the first batch of FE deliveries and last I heard was Jan production and March/April/May delivery. So in Lotus talk that means Autumn 2023. 😂😔

And the base configurator is supposed to go live later this month, but I doubt it. It'd be great to play around with an updated configurator with all the new colors and wheels, etc. And to see base spec option pricing finally! I think that's what's actually holding up the release.. Lotus can't or doesn't want to commit to pricing just yet until supplier issues are sorted.
 
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According to what we know at the present time, V6 FE production for North America begins in January, and goes through March. First delivery of those cars begins in March, and goes through May. Since there appears to be a 2 month time span between production and delivery to us here, if all other models go into production beginning in May, the first deliveries would be in July which begins the 3rd quarter of next year.

That's really about all we know right now. Once the base configurator goes online and the dealers can begin to order cars based on that, we'll probably get a better idea of timelines. Right now everything is just deposits and wait-and-see. At least customer cars are in production and deliveries have begun, so we're now on that leg of the journey.
Based on the information I was given this is correct @Eagle7. Very exciting to be at this stage.
 

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Hi all. As I’ve been away from the forum for a while, and won’t get a meaningful answer from my dealer or lotus themselves, can someone please provide an update on where things stand with US allocations and deliveries? My personal situation is I made my deposit with Flow Lotus in Winston Salem, North Carolina on July 25, 2021. I supposedly am #31 on my dealer’s priority list, but of course have no way of knowing what this means given the lack of transparency and line cutting that could be going on with ADM behaviors. My sales rep says the dealer is not doing that, but who knows. I missed the FE cutoff. My spec is V6, auto, Magma, no BP, silver forged wheels, silver calipers, touring, Goodyears, tan interior, keff stereo, no home link, if any of that impacts availability from a supply chain perspective. Would appreciate everyone’s wisdom on what my expectations would be and whether continued waiting is the right move. I’m not getting any younger and would like to enjoy the car until I can’t. Thanks so much for your input. Mike
I'm V6 auto as well. But I did make the cut for FE. I am March production and hoping May or June delivery. Honestly man earliest I would say for you is end of 2023. But truthfully I bet you are looking more like 2024. Ive also learned with lotus it's better to be a pessimist than an optimist because getting psyched up for early devliery is sure to be met with soul crushing news. The delays are constant and going auto didn't help either of us. Maybe by the second batch of cars they can more accurate with time frames and deliveries, but I wouldn't count on it. Sorry lotus has made me a Debbie downer and I'm no longer fun at parties but I'm tired of getting hurt lol
 

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@Nlsmith2123 How are you March production and not an FE? No allocation or orders have been placed in the US for a Base version. If you aren’t an FE you don’t have an order and cannot have a production month. The earliest US production date for a base model is July and that’s a push.
 

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@Nlsmith2123 How are you March production and not an FE? No allocation or orders have been placed in the US for a Base version. If you aren’t an FE you have no production month. You don’t even have an order.

I stated I am an FE with March production. I was originally supposed to be may production this year but I think the Auto is why I got delayed to the last production slots of the FEs
 

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I stated I am an FE with March production. I was originally supposed to be may production this year but I think the Auto is why I got delayed to the last production slots of the FEs
Oops, my bad, I misread your post, sorry.

Congrats on having a production month. Us lowly late to the party folks get to wait another year + before we can even hope for a delivery.
 

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There's a common joke in Europe about challenging someone to name a famous Belgian, implying they haven't done much of note. Hergé and Tintin are a couple of counter-examples. The Hergé Museum near Brussels is well worth a visit if you're a fan.
And Poirot as well. He’s real isn’t he? And definitely NOT French!
 

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There's a common joke in Europe about challenging someone to name a famous Belgian, implying they haven't done much of note. Hergé and Tintin are a couple of counter-examples. The Hergé Museum near Brussels is well worth a visit if you're a fan.
Zora Arkus-Duntov - The guy that created the Corvette! A fine Belgian for us petrol heads. haha
 

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