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Hi all,
My XC90 T8 was estimated for delivery in mid-October, and reached the US on 10/30; however the dealer told me that ALL T8s are being held at the port (in NJ) while the EPA completes some kind of testing. At this point, I've been told that best guess is 1-2 more week; however, I'm worried as to whether the EPA can do anything that quickly :)

Has anyone else heard this? Did you hear anything different about when they will be released or the nature of the review? Is your dealer doing anything for you to compensate for the delay?

(Also, WOOT first post!)
 

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News to me! But it is true the EPA has yet to release emissions estimates for T8, which I've been on the lookout for. Sure someone will post here as soon as it's out.

When did you order? We ordered our T8 early May and have only been told the original "fall" release date slipped, now anticipating port arrival 12/15. But I suppose if you got your order in a bit sooner than us you may be right. Can't imagine it'll be too much longer before they're released! Have you received a VIN number yet?
 

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I got lucky. I ordered in August, but the dealer had one in their allocation that they were able to customize to be a T8 and meet my requirements.
I do have the vin, and tracked the shipment to the point on 10/30... the question is just how much longer its going to sit there :(
 

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I got lucky. I ordered in August, but the dealer had one in their allocation that they were able to customize to be a T8 and meet my requirements.
I do have the vin, and tracked the shipment to the point on 10/30... the question is just how much longer its going to sit there :(
Please don't think I am questioning what you are saying, but I ordered a T8 in April during the first week they were able to be ordered by anyone in the US ...dealers included and it's its currently in final QA status at the factory with delivery on Dec 8th. I've been assured multiple tines by VNA that I will get one of the first delivered T8's in the US...so I'm just surprised there is such a big difference in dates.

I really hope it is, but are you sure its a T8 ?
 

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I got lucky. I ordered in August, but the dealer had one in their allocation that they were able to customize to be a T8 and meet my requirements.
I do have the vin, and tracked the shipment to the point on 10/30... the question is just how much longer its going to sit there :(
Interesting. Does your VIN start with YV4BC or YV4A2? (Please do not post your VIN.)
 

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So now I'm a little bit nervous as to how long it might be sitting at the port. For those who have ordered T8s (or perused lots of other t8 threads), when's your soonest delivery date you've heard? Anything before mid-January?
 

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Interesting. Does your VIN start with YV4BC or YV4A2? (Please do not post your VIN.)
Mine starts with YV4BC - was told on a boat this weekend :)
 

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Ordered the T8 the end of June, and scheduled for delivery the latter half of December.
 

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Ordered early May, last week told will be hitting port 12/15.
 

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A car being held at port until the EPA or government allows it is normal.
Plus Volvo might have an internal reason not to have them released from port until a specific date.
 

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I think they are looking for enough extensions cords to charge them before use. :)
Sorry just had to.
 

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Oh another one;

The port just found out "Batteries Not Included". :)

Done now.
 

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Sitting in port awaiting release.

So now I'm a little bit nervous as to how long it might be sitting at the port. For those who have ordered T8s (or perused lots of other t8 threads), when's your soonest delivery date you've heard? Anything before mid-January?
I think you should be nervous. If Lithium Ion cells gets completely depleted, the chemistry in the cells deteriorate which can cause plate shorts. Hopefully they trickle charge the units.

I ordered some time ago and got a dealer allocation configured with all available options. Given VIN several months ago. Arrived and unloaded in port around late October which was the original promised delivery time. A few days later all port facility installed options were completed and status changed to "awaiting product manager's release". It would then take two or three days at the most to ship to the Boston area.

Promised mid October delivery, then late October, then early November, then mid November followed by early December. All the time, the car is sitting at the port facility. Recently Volvo NA contacted me to say they "hoped" the car would be available "in December" and offered a choice of freebies, either Apple CarPlay or an extension to the 6 month Volvo On-Call service. When I asked if the car could be registered this year, the person said "oh, no that can not happen". One might be excused for thinking they continue to tell things that seems not to be true.

Maybe they are learning as they go along and not very fast. Just hope there is nothing being hidden from the US EPA.
 

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Promised mid October delivery, then late October, then early November, then mid November followed by early December. All the time, the car is sitting at the port facility. Recently Volvo NA contacted me to say they "hoped" the car would be available "in December" and offered a choice of freebies, either Apple CarPlay or an extension to the 6 month Volvo On-Call service. When I asked if the car could be registered this year, the person said "oh, no that can not happen". One might be excused for thinking they continue to tell things that seems not to be true.
You ought to be due CarPlay at no expense had they not taken so long to deliver - so that shouldn't be a freebie, that should be something you ought to get no matter.
I'd not hesitate to make some demands - get VOC extended plus some accessories you'd like. I think they'd be happy to accommodate you.
 

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Yeah, I read you, reeg2! Only problem is the options are pretty much all there and I don't think CarPlay is of interest as I use mostly android devices. It has been a difficult set of conversations with them as the tone has developed a significant economy of trust on my part. They had T8 cars in the US back in April of this year for use by motor journalists. Why then the delay?
 
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