It’s no secret that Tesla, like the rest of the EV industry, has been struggling with supply chain problems. Now, these issues are forcing delayed delivery estimates upon the cheapest Tesla Model S and Model X configurations.
Though they found a way to reach record high deliveries last quarter, the level of demand for Tesla’s offerings has started superseding supply at an unprecedented pace.
On their website, they have already been postponing Model 3 and Model Y deliveries. Now, the Tesla Model S and Model X are getting their first delivery delays.
Making them wait for the Model S
In an update to their website, Tesla pushed the delivery estimates for their flagship Model S to March 2023.
If you select any option at extra cost, this will result in an estimated delivery time of November 2022.
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The Model S Plaid with no options at extra cost will supposedly arrive even earlier, in December 2021.
However, if you select the base Model S with Pearl White Multi-Coat paint, 19-inch Tempest Wheels, and All Black interior, the estimated delivery of your Model S will be March 2023.
Full Self-Driving Capability does not change the delivery estimate.
The Model X arrives later than expected
Tesla also delayed the estimated delivery time for their base Model X SUV. This, as well, is slated to be delivered in March 2023.
If you select any option at extra cost, this will instead result in an estimated delivery time of November 2022. This includes any paint job other than Pearl White Multi-Coat paint, any wheels aside from 20-inch Cyberstream Wheels, any interior other than All Black, and any seating layout other than 5.