New Model 3 orders put today will be hit with estimated wait situations of between six and nine months, in accordance to Tesla’s web-site, as sturdy need pairs with battling offer.
Buyers of a new 2022 Tesla Product 3 will require to hold out even extended for their motor vehicle, with recently-put orders imposing a hold out time of up to 9 months – amid the longest in the market.
It means some customers could be waiting until eventually 2023 for their new Tesla – pending no further delays which, given wait times elevated by 20 to 30 for each cent in the space of a month, are not unreasonable to hope.
The reasoning driving the latest hold off is unclear, on the other hand in latest months Tesla’s Shanghai factory – exactly where Australian-sent Product 3s are designed – has begun to sense the effects of the world wide semiconductor (personal computer chip) scarcity, which the electric automobile maker has earlier managed to (mainly) defend by itself from.
A report in February claimed Tesla taken off one particular of the two digital management models (ECUs) in the steering column of the Product 3 sedan and shortly-for-Australia Product Y SUV – guaranteeing the corporation could hit its creation targets, at the price tag of the functionality for additional highly developed autonomous driving technology (prior to a retrofit).
Incorporate that with booming desire for Tesla’s most cost-effective model, with 12,094 examples claimed as bought in Australia previous year.
Tesla wait around moments have elevated noticeably in latest months, from “one particular to 3 weeks” as lately as October 2021, to “8 to 12 weeks” the subsequent thirty day period, and by February 2022, up to “5 to 7 months”.
The most up-to-date maximize follows a cost increase used to the entry-degree, rear-wheel-push Design 3 before this month, from $59,900 to $60,900 prior to on-highway prices – the model’s very first value increase in additional than 18 months. The Very long Array AWD ($73,200) and Overall performance AWD ($86,472, such as Luxurious Automobile Tax) were unchanged.
With the larger Model S sedan and Design X SUV nevertheless restricted to pre-orders, and no sign of the hotly-expected Model Y mid-measurement SUV, the Product 3 stays Tesla’s only automobile readily available to order in Australia.