Tuesday, September 21, 2021

The Waiting List To Buy A Tesla Is Growing Rapidly - InsideEVs

Last updated Saturday, August 28, 2021 12:35 ET , Source: NewsService

Tesla's constraints and delays will likely get worse before they get better.

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Tesla’s infamous waiting lists are back. For most models, if you order today, you may be lucky to see your new Tesla this year.

Tesla is currently predicting a wait of four to six weeks for the Performance Model 3, and five to six weeks for the Performance Model X. For other models, estimated delivery times can be as far out as April 2022. Presumably, as Tesla and other automakers do when they have supply constraints, the company is putting its highest-margin variants at the head of the production schedule.

Waiting lists have been a feature of the company’s sales process for much of its history. When production of Model S began in mid-2012, Tesla had some 10,000 advance reservations, and it didn’t manage to crank the assembly line up to full speed until January 2013, at which time it triumphantly announced that the waiting time for a Model S had been cut to “only” four to six months.

Having more orders than you can fill may sound like a good problem to have, but in fact, it’s caused the demise of many a young...

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