Tesla See Huge ‘TeslaMic’ Demand in China, Says More Coming

After the TeslaMic in-car karaoke mic sold out just hours after its unveiling, the company has re-stocked limited quantities of the item, citing supply chain issues.

Tesla began offering a limited amount of the TeslaMic again for a short time on Tuesday, after production capacity struggled to reach full volume due to supply chain issues related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to CNEVPost.

Instead of the expected full restock on Monday night, Tesla’s Weibo account for customer support announced plans to offer just a limited number of the product based on its own production capacity, beginning at 8:00 p.m. Beijing time on March 1.

The mic was briefly available on a first-come, first-served basis, though the company expects to continue to struggle to keep up with demand.

While the microphones have already sold out, they should soon become available for purchase again on Tesla’s online store, and increased supply later this month is expected to help catch up to demand — though it won’t end the problem.

The TeslaMic package costs RMB $1,199 ($190 USD) and comes with two microphones.

Tesla’s vehicles in China also received an over the air (OTA) update in January to support the karaoke feature, though the mics are required for the full experience.