With the shortage of electronic components and the difficulties experienced on the production line, delivery times for the new Model X 2021 are reaching new heights. It’s simple, it’s not uncommon for a customer to wait two years before getting their vehicle back.
In January 2021, Tesla officially launched the revised and corrected version of the Model X, its flagship SUV. At the end of the year, the manufacturer had finally decided to deliver the units reserved by the first customers. Unfortunately, cars are delivered piecemeal, and very quickly the manufacturer realized the obvious by drastically increasing delivery times. In some configurations, it is not uncommon to have to wait until March 2023at least.
According to our colleagues from the specialized site Teslarati, these calendar changes have affected customers throughout 2021. Today, some buyers have seen the window change again. For an order placed in early 2021, the delivery estimate has changed from July 2022 to December 2022/March 2023which represents a two-year wait for some!
Almost two years of waiting for the new Model X
In February 2022, Tesla had already delayed the delivery of the new Model X because of problems encountered on the production line. “We fell short on the new Model X production ramp and we still haven’t fully caught up,” then declared Elon Musk. As of this writing, it is clear that Tesla still has not succeeded in reducing the waiting time.
According to the manufacturer, the difficulties in obtaining supplies of parts and components from its various suppliers remain the main cause of these delays. Also, implementing the production changes needed to build these new models took longer than expected. In 2021, the American brand delivered more than 900,000 Model 3 and Model Y, against only 25,000 Model S and Model X, figures which testify to the difficulties encountered by the manufacturer on these two specific models. Recently, Elon Musk reacted on the subject and declared that he was ready to interrupt orders on models that show interminable delivery times, such as the Model Y Long Range, Model X Long Range or the Model S Long Range.