So far, the electric car manufacturer Tesla has been able to compensate for the global supply bottlenecks, but now Elon Musk has to stop orders for the popular Model 3 in the “Long Range” version. For now, only the US is affected, but Europe could follow, they say. In China, the variant has not been available for a year. Company boss Elon Musk states in a tweet the long waiting time for the model as the reason. In another post, however, he also refers to the delivery bottlenecks. “Production is the bigger challenge right now than demand,” Musk said.
Industry insiders are surprised by the decision to stop ordering Model 3. The reason: The waiting list for the Model Y should be significantly longer. Deliveries were partially announced for July 2023. Nevertheless, an order for the model is still possible.