Tesla Pauses Mannequin 3 Lengthy Vary Orders, ‘Waitlist Is just too Lengthy’

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Potential Tesla Mannequin 3 Lengthy Vary AWD patrons making an attempt to put an order for the car have run right into a stumbling block: They may not order that actual car. The choice is grayed out, with the notation that it is going to be “obtainable in 2023.” Based on Tesla’s Elon Musk, that’s as a result of the “waitlist is just too lengthy.”

In fact, that response didn’t come from a press line. As a substitute, Twitter account Entire Mars Catalog requested Musk what was occurring with the orders and acquired the response: “Waitlist is just too lengthy. Will allow once more as we ramp manufacturing.”

You’ll be able to try the shortage of availability your self on the Mannequin 3 order web page.

A screenshot from the Tesla Model 3 order page that showed the “Model 3 Long Range” option grayed out.

A screenshot from the Tesla Mannequin 3 order web page that confirmed the “Mannequin 3 Lengthy Vary” choice grayed out.
Screenshot: Tesla Web site

Tesla’s Mannequin 3 has lengthy been thought-about the automaker’s entry-level car due to its comparatively low worth level when in comparison with the remainder of Tesla’s lineup. Whereas the bottom Mannequin 3 is at the moment obtainable for buy, InsideEVs famous that the Mannequin 3 Lengthy Vary was going for $57,990 earlier than it was faraway from the positioning. The estimated supply time for a brand new order was This fall of 2022 or Q1 of 2023, relying on the way you’d configured it.

The unusual factor right here is the truth that most Teslas have already got lengthy supply occasions — so why take away the choice for order if the automotive would already take a number of months to make it to your driveway? And why is it solely the Mannequin 3 Lengthy Vary that’s impacted, not the Mannequin 3 Efficiency or different Lengthy Vary Teslas? Europeans, nevertheless, are nonetheless capable of place their orders.

Regardless of the case, it’s not the one Tesla at the moment being delayed. The Cybertruck has lengthy been postponed, and the alleged Tesla semi launch has additionally been pushed again.

H/t InsideEVs

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