Tesla to cease taking Mannequin 3 lengthy vary orders by 2023 as backlog grows

Tesla has determined to cease taking new orders for the Mannequin 3 Lengthy Vary, one in every of its hottest fashions in the US and Canada. The automaker has adopted this new enterprise mannequin to keep away from creating very lengthy supply timelines for the purchasers.

There’s presently a rush to order electrical automobiles because the know-how turns into extra mainstream and, within the brief time period, improve in reputation as gasoline costs rise and new federal EV incentives are anticipated to turn out to be legislation any minute.

As for Tesla, we beforehand reported that this improve in demand has resulted in a major improve in its order charge in a number of areas of the US. In March, this resulted in a number of Tesla fashions being offered in the US till 2023. That is regardless of a number of worth will increase throughout Tesla’s total lineup over the previous two years.

In Could, Tesla CEO Elon Musk warned that longer supply instances might trigger Tesla to cease taking orders on some automobiles because the backlog grows bigger. The automaker has now adopted up on the warning with an replace to its on-line configurator:

As you may see above, the Mannequin 3 Lengthy Vary is now grayed out and can’t be chosen to order. Tesla added a word that it “might be obtainable in 2023.”

The screenshot above is of Tesla’s US configurator, however the car can also be not obtainable in Canada.

The Mannequin 3 Lengthy Vary is one in every of Tesla’s hottest automobiles. Based mostly on Musk’s warning, it is doubtless that the automaker now has a big sufficient backlog for fashions that it would not make sense to take extra orders till it could actually work via it.

Tesla has additionally eliminated the worth of the car for now. The worth was $57,990 earlier than immediately’s replace. It’s doubtless that the worth might be up to date when Tesla orders reopen.

The Mannequin 3 Lengthy Vary could also be one of many few electrical automobiles which may be eligible for the brand new EV tax credit score with battery and significant mineral standards, but it surely should be beneath $55,000 to qualify.

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