Tesla Model S/X Sold Out in Europe for Q1 2023

Tesla’s Model S and Model X electric vehicles (EVs) are sold out in Europe for the entirety of the first quarter of 2023, with estimated delivery dates for new orders being pushed to April-June from January-March (via @Tslachan). 

This is despite the fact that the all-electric automaker only launched the Model S/X Plaid last month and started taking orders for the Long Range trims of both cars earlier this month. There appears to be plenty of demand for Tesla’s higher-end EVs in Europe.

While Tesla manufactures Model Ys for the European market at its Gigafactory in Germany, Model S and Model X units for the region are imported — from its factory in Fremont, California. (Correction: Fremont, not Giga Shanghai.)

While Tesla reported a record 405,000 EV deliveries for Q4 2022 and an all-time high of 1.3 million units for the entire year across the globe, the company did pretty well for itself in Europe last year. Tesla was the top-selling EV brand in Germany for 2022, and the Model Y also took the EV sales crown for 2022 in a total of 10 European countries.

To top it all off, Tesla recently rolled out significant price cuts for its higher-volume Model 3 and Model Y vehicles in several European countries, along with North America.

Europe isn’t the only market where the Model S and Model X are sold out for Q1, either. Deliveries for both vehicles in China, Israel, and the UAE have also slipped into Q2.