San Francisco, Aug 13 (IANA) Electric vehicle company Tesla has now pushed new Model 3 Standard Range Plus orders to 6 months out, all the way to January 2022.
According to Electrek, Tesla has updated its online configurator to push the delivery timeline for new Model 3 Standard Range Plus orders to January 2022, which was previously November 2021.
However, Tesla’s online configurator shows that the Model 3 Long Range still has a November 2021 delivery timeline, while the Model 3 Performance can be delivered as fast as four to seven weeks.
The company has had strong demand in the US, which could explain the extraordinarily long delivery timeline, the report said.
But, Tesla also has had significant supply chain issues, especially related to the chip shortage, it added.
According to the report, it makes sense for the automaker to prioritise more expensive versions of the Model 3 when it comes to new orders. Tesla could be sending more chips and microchips to those vehicles.
As for the Model Y, the Long Range version also has a significant delivery timeline of December 2021 for new orders, while Model Y Performance can be delivered on the same timeline as the Model 3 Performance, the report said.
As for the Model S and Model X, both also saw their delivery timelines increased significantly recently, it added.
However, according to a previous report, in the case of Model S and Model X, it’s not only for new orders. Buyers who placed orders months ago recently saw their delivery timelines pushed to November-February.