Tesla now limits consumers of latest present stock automobiles to be in close by states

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With lengthy supply wait occasions, and even the lack to order, many potential Tesla homeowners are turning to the prevailing stock part of the web site, hoping to snap up a brand new EV that turns into out there in different states.

Beforehand this was a good way to rapidly get your self behind the wheel of a Tesla , as long as you didn’t thoughts paying a supply payment to have it shipped to your nearest Tesla location. That payment ranges from $500 to as a lot as $2,500 for a cross-country supply.

Tesla has now restricted purchases of latest present stock automobiles, requiring consumers to be in close by states. The restriction was found by WaitingForTesla.com, a web site which tracks Tesla’s stock in each Canada and the US.

When coming into in a supply zip code, you’ll now be offered with a message explaining which states the automobile may be delivered to and registered in. Within the instance under for a Mannequin Y in Bartlett, Tennessee, Tesla is limiting supply to clients inside state, or Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

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The limitation may even be as strict as to throughout the state solely, as it’s for this Mannequin Y which may solely be shipped and registered inside California.

It’s unclear why Tesla has added this new restriction, however in a dialogue with us, WaitingForTesla.com believes it’s being carried out to assist forestall somebody from shopping for a automobile and rapidly flipping it for revenue, one thing which isn’t unusual with the lengthy supply wait occasions and excessive demand for Tesla automobiles proper now.

In researching different automobiles on Tesla’s present stock part, the restriction solely applies to the “new”, and never “used,” Mannequin 3 and Mannequin Y automobiles.

Mannequin S and Mannequin X automobiles can nonetheless be bought and shipped from one facet of the nation to the opposite, with the identical charges as outlined above.

There are presently no present stock Mannequin 3/Y automobiles in Canada.

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