Anyone picking up a brand new Model S or Model X might have to wait a little while to get their hands on the newly refreshed models, it seems.
The cars were announced in January with CEO Elon Musk saying they would be ready for people to drive within weeks. That obviously hasn’t happened.
According to a new Electrek report, Musk has told employees that full production of the new cars isn’t expected until Q2 – and he said that back in February.
Model S/X production lines are almost done with the retooling and will be aiming for max production next quarter. There is high demand, so we are soon going to need to go back to two shifts. Please recommend friends for recruiting.
That email was sent six weeks ago and we’re still waiting for things to get moving. It isn’t clear what the delay in deliveries is being caused by, although it could be down to the global chip shortage we’ve all been hearing so much about in recent weeks. Regardless, it’s going to be the middle of the year before new cars begin to arrive.
For brand-new orders of the Model S Long Range or Plaid in the US, Tesla currently has a 10- to 14-week lead time. For the Model X, Tesla estimates a May-June timeframe for deliveries on new orders being placed now.
Do you have a new Model S or Model X on order and if so, what has Tesla been telling you about your delivery date? Shout up and let us know!
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