Tesla’s Model Y Long Range is now sold out in the United States and Canada until January 2022 (via @SawyerMerritt).
New orders for the Long Range Model Y are now showing an estimated delivery date of January next year, which is just under five months from now.
Those that have already ordered Model Y Long Range vehicles are still awaiting delivery. Some Tesla North readers that have placed orders in July and earlier are seeing delivery dates change daily, now showing late September.
The Model Y joins its sibling the Model 3 Standard Range Plus in being sold out for 2021, as the latter is also showing delivery dates of January 2022, a change that occurred yesterday.
The more expensive Model Y Performance is showing estimated delivery dates of 5 to 7 weeks, however.
Earlier this week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk called out Japanese chip supplier Renesas and Germany’s Bosch, saying their semiconductor supply is ‘problematic’.
During Tesla’s Q2 earnings call, Musk commented on the global semiconductor shortage, saying the situation “remains quite serious”.
Musk also explained why Tesla isn’t creating its own chip fabrication—because it’s not easy:
“So in order for Cybertruck and Semi to scale to volume that’s meaningful for customer deliveries, we’ve got to solve the chip shortage working with our suppliers. And someone would say, why don’t you just build a chip fab? Well, OK, that would take us, even moving like lightning, 12 to 18 months. So it’s not like whoop out a chip fab. Like, yeah, look, a chip fab.”
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