Tesla Wait Times Drop Again in China, Now Down to 1 Week

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Tesla has cut down its wait times for buyers in China once again, this time dropping all models to start at a wait time of one week, according to CnEVPost.

On the automaker’s order configurator, the entry-level Model 3 now has a wait time of 1-8 weeks, dropped from 6-10 weeks previously. Similarly, the Model 3 Performance has a wait time of 1-10 weeks, down from 6-10 weeks before the change.

The entry-level Model Y dropped to a wait time of 1-4 weeks earlier this month, and remains at this estimated delivery timeline after Tesla’s most recent cut in wait times.

The Model Y Long Range with dual-motor All-Wheel-Drive has dropped to a wait time ranging from 1-10 weeks, down from 10-14 weeks. The Model Y Performance now has a wait time of 1-10 weeks, dropped from 6-10 weeks.

The news comes after Tesla dropped delivery timelines multiple times for its vehicles in China, following production upgrades boosting the capacity of Gigafactory Shanghai.

Following the production upgrades at Giga Shanghai, Tesla tripled its deliveries in August compared to its July deliveries.

A report on Thursday claimed that Tesla plans to close some of its more expensive showrooms in larger cities and focus on more affordable, suburban locations in a shift of retail business strategy.