Tesla Reduces Model 3, Model Y Wait Times in China Again

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China is the world’s largest auto market, making it a key market for Tesla, and recent production upgrades have led the automaker to reduce wait times in a move to keep up with high demand.

Tesla has cut down estimated delivery times for its Model 3 and Y units in China, as reported by Reuters on Wednesday. New delivery times are estimated for a maximum of 14 weeks after some models previously predicted wait times of up to 20 weeks.

The Model 3 and Y units now have a delivery timeline of six to 10 weeks for most variants, as can be seen on Tesla’s website.

The Tesla Model Y long-range still shows a wait time of 10 to 14 weeks, down from 16 to 20 weeks.

The news comes just a week after the base-level Tesla Model Y RWD dropped to wait times between one and four weeks, following the ramp-up of the company’s upgraded production lines which are set to boost output capacity by up to 30 percent.

Tesla also reduced Model Y delivery times a few weeks ago by as much as 50 percent, almost immediately after the upgrades had been completed.

The China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) reported 77,000 Tesla sales in August from Gigafactory Shanghai, representing a 74 percent increase year over year.