Latest in Gear

Image credit:

Tesla gives new Model 3 orders a mid-2018 delivery date

Production is still on track to begin in late 2017.
Andrew Dalton, @dolftown
October 18, 2016
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Tesla Motors via Reuters

First Tesla moved this week's big product unveiling, now the company has started alerting car shoppers and potential buyers that it could be awhile before they can finally get behind the wheel of that Model 3 they have their eye on. According to Tesla's own preorder site, and confirmed by TechCrunch, new Model 3 orders placed after today will ship around mid–2018 or later. Production on the $35,000 electric sedan is still slated to begin in late 2017, so customers who have already preordered should still see their vehicles arrive around the end of next year.

Back in June, CEO Elon Musk told the crowd at the Recode conference that his company had already racked up more than 400,000 Model 3 preorders, so the new delivery timeline can't necessarily be blamed on design or production delays. Instead, Tesla just seems to be updating its estimates to account for increased demand and the limits of the Gigafactory. In other words: your chance to be one of the first Model 3 owners came and went a couple hundred thousand preorders ago.

In this article: elonmusk, gear, green, Model3, Tesla, transportation
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

The 2020 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

The 2020 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

View
China's lunar sampling robot beams back its first full-color moon shots

China's lunar sampling robot beams back its first full-color moon shots

View
DJI’s cinematic FPV drone leaks in photos

DJI’s cinematic FPV drone leaks in photos

View
Android users can now shoot and publish their own Street View images

Android users can now shoot and publish their own Street View images

View
DoorDash lets restaurants add their own delivery drivers to its service

DoorDash lets restaurants add their own delivery drivers to its service

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr