Just a few weeks ago, Tesla updated its delivery timelines for the highly celebrated Model 3. Now, it is once again updating the timelines for all the car model’s versions. This time around, though, it is meant to accelerate all deliveries for new orders, as reported by Electrek.
When Elon Musk’s Tesla opened the doors for everyone to order Model 3, every customer was jaded with the thought of when the delivery would be. Actually, during that time, it was expected to be delivered at least 3 months from the date of order.
This acceleration is actually on a fast pace, as buyers of Model 3 cars could get the vehicle in a month. Over two weeks ago, the company reportedly updated the car model’s options and pricing. This was also the time when it updated all delivery timelines, shifting its priority to the performance version. It has a delivery window of 2 to 4 months after the order is confirmed.
For instance, the Long Range battery pack with a rear-wheel-drive motor has been given a 3 to 5-month delivery window. The same thing can be said for the dual motor version, though it does not come with a performance package. The rear-wheel-drive vehicle has so far been the only car in production.
This week, Tesla decided to cut all of the aforementioned delivery windows and is down to just 1 to 3 months for both the Performance version and the rear-wheel-drive Long Range battery pack versions. The changes were announced via the company’s official website.
It is worth noting that interested customers will still be looking at around six to ninth months prior to the standard battery models being available. This is not entirely surprising, though. Note that Tesla raced to achieve 5,000 Model 3s released on a weekly basis. This move was meant to turn any kind of profit on its more accessible car. With that said, it may be a while after that before the vaunted $35,000 trim becomes profitable enough result in a worthy manufacturing.
Another Model 3 version is the Long Range Dual Motor. Tesla also decided to cut its window release, which is decreased from 3 to 5 months to 2 to 4 months. The only catch, however, is that it remains the only option with the longest in terms of delivery timelines.
Tesla is not including the battery pack option in the list yet, and there is a reason behind it. Well, it simply is not available for order. Nonetheless, the company is listing it at around 6 to 9 months in the online design studio.
The company is now trying to move away from its so-called “anti-selling” of the Model 3. This is done by giving sales commissions to its staff when selling the Performance version and moving away from the reservation process.
This resulted in both the Performance and rear-wheel-drive Long Range battery pack versions to have the most aggressive timeline. The former, however, seems to be the one that the company is trying to push. This is due to the fact that the company has since added a number of latest initiatives, including sending out a fleet of Performance Model 3 test drive vehicles. As of press time, they are already on their way to stores across North America.
Meanwhile, Tesla managed to reach its production quota of 5,000 units per week with the rear-wheel-drive Long Range battery pack version. The newly accelerated timelines do not come as a surprise, especially since Musk announced that the company would be out of “production hell” in a month.