If you were looking to pull the trigger on a new one Tesla Model 3 Long Range sedan you will have to wait a little longer. The electric car company has removed this configuration from its website due to the high volume of orders. Consumers will have to settle for the rear-wheel drive Model 3 or the Performance variant if they want one this year.
Consumers who go to Tesla website to reveal that the Long Range version of the Model 3 is not currently available and simply says that it will be “Available in 2023”. The website previously showed an estimated delivery window of November 2022 to January 2023. The other two models continue to show a delivery window of October to December.
General director Elon Musk has stated many times that production, not demand, is the biggest challenge facing the Tesla team. On August 12th, he explained why this particular move was made in regards to closing orders for the 2022 Model 3 Long Range. “The waiting list is too long. Will turn it back on as we ramp up production,” Musk said in response to a question on Twitter.
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The waiting list is too long. Will be included again as production increases.
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 13, 2022
Interestingly, the Model Y Long Range, which is built on the same common platform as the Model 3 Long Range, continues to be available with a delivery window from January 2023 to April 2023. As with the Model 3, the Performance variant has a much faster delivery window from September 2022 to October 2022.
While many automakers are doing their best to catch up to Tesla, it seems the Texas company isn’t slowing down. It shipped more than a quarter of a million vehicles in the second quarter, and the vast majority of those vehicles were the Model 3 and Model Y.
Tesla also estimates that by the end of 2022 it will be able to increase production to 2 million units per year. years ahead of the encouraging targets set by many legacy car brands from all over the world. Now we just have to wait and see if it can achieve that goal, and what if the price of the Model 3 Long Range changes when it returns in 2023.