With the Model 3 still attracting a number of new customers, Tesla had just made it clear that if you had only reserved for one recently, you will not be getting your hands on your new electric car until 2018.
If you don’t look close enough, you may just miss it.
For some time now, Tesla has been proudly presenting their hot, new car, the Model 3, in its website. Further information on the $35,000 car was provided after it was unveiled during an intimate event at the Tesla Design Studio in Hawthorne California last March 31.
Today, however, there has been subtle update done on the Model 3 page, namely when it comes to information on reservation and deliveries. According to the company, production is still slated to begin in mid 2017.
For those just about to plunk down a $1,000 reservation fee for Model 3 however, take careful note. “Delivery estimate for new reservations is mid 2018 or later,” Tesla says.
Also noticeably absent from the site is the delivery estimate for reservation made months ago, which may have made those who have already reserved for a unit slightly anxious. The website used to readily say that deliveries would begin by late 2017.
The good news, however, is that there seems to be no change in the delivery schedule of Model 3 cars that were ordered soon after the unveiling event. In fact, Tesla says it will still begin delivering already ordered Model 3 units by late 2017.
To further assure customers that everything is going according to schedule, Tesla also released a statement to CNBC saying, “We still plan to begin Model 3 production in mid-2017, and we adjusted the delivery date on our marketing page to reflect more accurate timing for new/future reservation holders.”
To date, Tesla currently has 400,000 orders for the Model 3.