Tesla Model Y Sold Out Until After Holidays In Northeast
If you reside in the Northeast and envisioned wrapping up a Tesla Model Y for your special someone for the holidays you still l can. Just not this holiday season. Perhaps in 2022 or beyond. That is because, according to Tesla, there isn’t a single unsold new Model Y crossover in stock in the entire Northeast of the U.S.
Torque News communicated with Tesla recently to find out if any Model 3 cars were available for immediate delivery and discovered that there were two available. Not two trims, there were two cars for a cluster of states with an economy as large as all but three other global regions. Both had an asking price from Tesla of over $70K.
Assuming that the limits on Tesla inventory may be limited to just its “lowest cost model,” Torque news this week expanded our query to include the popular Model Y crossover. Unlike the Model 3, the Model Y has many direct competitors. Models like the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Volkswagen ID.4, and Toyota RAV4 Prime. Models that owners and enthusiasts of Tesla vehicles cross-shop and often purchase. We wondered if the competition might have made the Model Y inventory a bit more robust. It hasn't.
Those shopping for the base trim Model Y Long Range have a wait of approximately seven months according to the Tesla website today. That is for the Model Y that starts at just under $60K. The more expensive trim, the Model Y Performance, starting at about $65K with no added options is more readily available. It has a possible delivery of January 2022.
Tesla was widely praised by its fans earlier this year for having negotiated the chip and battery component shortage in a manner that was better than its peers. While that is subjective to some degree, Tesla's sales are without a doubt now limited only by its production of Model Y cars the company opts to build and deliver to the company’s home market.
Those who have their hearts set on a Model Y may wish to act fast to place an order. Tesla has been rapidly increasing prices for its models with two price increases in just the past few months. With a looming corporate welfare bill about to become law, the consumer demand for Tesla models is likely to only increase. So if you want a Tesla for the holidays in 2022, the time to act is now.
Historical image of Tesla cars in stock for immediate delivery by the author.
John Goreham is a long-time New England Motor Press Association member and recovering engineer. John's interest in EVs goes back to 1990 when he designed the thermal control system for an EV battery as part of an academic team. After earning his mechanical engineering degree, John completed a marketing program at Northeastern University and worked with automotive component manufacturers, in the semiconductor industry, and in biotech. In addition to Torque News, John's work has appeared in print in dozens of American news outlets and he provides reviews to many vehicle shopping sites. You can follow John on TikTok @ToknCars, on Twitter, and view his credentials at Linkedin
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