Tesla Stops Taking Model 3 Long Range Orders in the U.S. and Canada

Tesla is no longer accepting orders for the Model 3 Long Range All-Wheel Drive (AWD) in the U.S. and Canada (via @SawyerMerritt).

Following the change, the Model 3 Long Range option can’t be selected in Tesla’s online configurator. Instead, the Model 3 Long Range is marked as “Available in 2023.”

There is no official word yet on why Tesla has stopped taking Model 3 Long Range orders in the U.S. and Canada. One possibility is that Tesla is planning on making some changes to the Model 3 LR to lower its price and make it eligible for the U.S.’s recently announced electric vehicle (EV) tax credits.

If true, Tesla would have to bring the Model 3 LR’s sticker price down to less than the $55,000 USD cutoff for up to $7,500 in EV tax credits under the Inflation Reduction Act. The House of Representatives will vote on the Inflation Reduction Act on Friday, but it is expected to pass.

According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the Model Y is on track to becoming the best-selling vehicle worldwide this year. That being the case, it’s also possible that Tesla is trying to divert both resources and customers to the Model Y.

At the time of writing, the Model 3 Long Range AWD remains available to order in Europe and China. In North America, Tesla customers can still order the entry-level Model 3 and the higher-end Model 3 Performance.