Tesla Model 3 orders have been delayed. Again.
If you’re still waiting for your Tesla Model 3, you’ll be happy to know you’re probably going to have to wait a little bit longer. Tesla has once again delayed delivery of Model 3 pre-orders as they continue to ramp up production and work out the kinks in their manufacturing process.
According to Tesla’s most recent earnings call, the company known for luxury all-electric vehicles were meant to have delivered 4100 cars last January but only delivered on 1550 Model 3s. Later in 2018 Tesla is promising it will produce up to 5000 Model 3s per week, but at this time it certainly doesn’t seem like they’re anywhere near accomplishing that goal.
The delivery window times for Model 3s have changed on the Tesla website. Now, instead of getting your standard Model 3 in mid-2018, the window has been pushed back to early 2019. You can still get the premium first production model of the Model 3 with the 310-mile extended range battery, but it’s a significant step up in terms of price.
And if you already pre-ordered a Model 3, you may have already received the following email from Tesla.
“Thank you again for your continued support as a Model 3 reservation holder. In the past few months, we’ve made significant progress in production and have started delivering Model 3 to customers in over twenty states.
“As we work hard to meet demand, we wanted to let you know that your estimated delivery timing has been adjusted to a slightly later window. You can log into your Tesla Account to view your current delivery estimate at any time.”
Looks like things haven’t changed for the dual-motor production run of Model 3s, which are still saying they’ll be available in late 2018.
This doesn’t mean that every Model 3 order has been delayed, as according to AutoGuide those who ordered their car early enough aren’t being pushed back. Or if you’re already a Tesla owner you’ll apparently get some preferred treatment and not have your Model 3 order pushed back either.
Who woulda thought getting a reasonably priced family sedan electric car would be so difficult?