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Tesla might stop taking orders for some models amid huge demand

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If you order a Tesla now, you’ll probably have a long wait ahead of you. Soon, however, it might become impossible to order certain models at all.

In an interview with the Financial Times (via Teslarati), Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company is looking into this possibility.

Musk said that the problem Tesla currently has isn’t demand, because there’s plenty of that – the problem is producing enough cars to meet the demand.

“Demand is exceeding production to a ridiculous degree,” said Musk. “We’re actually probably gonna…just stop taking orders for anything beyond some period of time because some of the timing is like a year away.”

Shipping times for Teslas have definitely become longer lately. Some models, including variants of the Model Y, Model S and Model X, currently have shipping estimates into 2023. Musk, however, didn’t specify which models may become unavailable to order.

Tesla has also been steadily increasing the prices of its cars. Despite that, the company had a record quarter, having delivered 310,048 vehicles in Q1 2022, while struggling with supply chain issues and factory shutdowns.

Musk, however, said that the demand exceeded production before the supply chain issues came along. “I’m confident that we can sell all the cars we can make,” he said.

Check out the entire interview with Musk in the video below.



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