Tesla announced a slight delay in the German delivery window for the Model 3 electric compact sedan. The electric carmaker has pushed back the delivery window from January to March of this year to February to April 2023. The move comes a week after announcing price cuts on the Model 3 between 4 percent and 12 percent, depending on the model.
The Model 3 isn’t the only car with delayed delivery windows. Tesla has also delayed the delivery window for the rear-wheel drive Model Y. The delivery window for the EV has been pushed back from January-March to February-March. Interestingly, this comes after Tesla announced a 17% price cut on the Model Y crossover. However, expected delivery times for the Model Y Long Range and Performance variants remain unchanged. The variants are scheduled to be delivered between January and March of this year, according to Tesla’s website.
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The U.S.-based electric carmaker has been aiming to capture a larger share of the expanding EV market. To achieve this goal, the automaker has been working hard to increase production. Over the past few months, it has ramped up production at all Giga factories around the world. The automaker announced that its Grünheide plant in Germany is now producing more than 3,000 vehicles per week. Additionally, over the past few months, Tesla has announced multiple price cuts across all of its EVs in an attempt to entice buyers.
Interestingly, Tesla’s delivery times in Germany are far ahead of the competition. Currently, the waiting time for Mercedes-Benz electric cars is 4 to 9 months, for BMW electric cars 3 to 12 months, and for Audi electric cars 7 to 18 months. Volkswagen ID.4 also has a waiting time of 11-13 months.
First published date: Jan 22, 2023 at 15:47 PM CST