Tesla Notifies Model X Plaid Reservation Holders To ‘Prepare For Delivery’
Tesla shut down the Model S and X production lines back in December of last year. The reason for the shutdown was that Tesla wanted to make necessary upgrades in order to produce the refreshed Model S and X.
Initially, Tesla said deliveries of the refreshed Model S and X will begin in late February and March, respectively. However, due to the chip shortage that’s plaguing the entire automotive industry, Tesla was forced to significantly delay deliveries of these vehicles.
After several months of delays, Tesla finally began Model S Plaid delivery back in June. And within few weeks Tesla also started deliveries of the refreshed Long Range Model S.
However, information regarding the refreshed Model X has been hard to come by. Tesla has yet to show off the new Model X in public and the only up-close pictures of the vehicle we have are from spy shots taken around Tesla’s Fremont California plant.
Tesla also hasn’t put out a new delivery date since the initial early March date slipped. However, now we are getting reports that suggest Tesla is preparing to begin refreshed Model X deliveries as the EV maker has started contacting Model X reservation holders to prepare for delivery.
One such report was shared by Bryon, who is waiting for his Model X Plaid in Arizona. According to Byron, his Model X reservation in his Tesla account was recently updated to “prepare for delivery.”
Bryon says Tesla asked him to enter his address for delivery and he also received a text message reminding him to enter the information “to prevent any delays with delivery.”
— Bryon (@vertex) August 9, 2021
This information still doesn’t give us the exact delivery date however, Tesla usually contacts owners to prepare for delivery when their vehicles are only a few weeks away. This means Model X deliveries are not too far out.
The Model X is arguably Tesla’s most important luxury vehicle. As compared to the luxury sedan market, the luxury SUV market is much bigger. And the Model X being an SUV means it is more likely to outsell the Model S sedan.
In addition, the Model X is likely to play a bigger part in achieving Tesla’s stated mission of “acceleration the advent of sustainable energy”. SUVs, since bigger and less aerodynamic, are more polluting. And every internal combustion SUV the Model X is able to replace will have a significant impact in lowering fossil fuel consumption.
And even though Musk seems to be most excited about the Plaid Model S, the Model X is arguably a more impressive vehicle. Tesla’s Faberge egg already has first-of-a-kind features such as an ultrasonic sensor that can see through metal and falcon-wing doors which aren’t available in any other vehicles.
And now with the new update, the Plaid Model X gets an impressive 0 to 60 time of 2.5 seconds. This makes it a 7 seat SUV that is as quick as the Buggati Veyron. The vehicle can also go flat out 163 miles per hour. Tesla didn’t release the quarter-mile time for the X however, it is sure to be impressive.
In addition, the new Model X also comes packed with several technology features such as active noise cancelation, 10 teraflops GPU, a Neural Net powered gear shift, and windshield wipers.
We will keep you posted if Tesla releases more information regarding the refreshed Model X delivery. Make sure to visit our site torquenews.com/Tesla regularly to get the latest updates.
So what do you think? Do you think we will see Model X deliveries begin this month? Also, which one do you think is more impressive the refreshed Model S or the new Model X? Let me know your thoughts down in the comments below.
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Tinsae Aregay has been following Tesla and The evolution of the EV space on a daily basis for several years. He covers everything about Tesla from the cars to Elon Musk, the energy business, and autonomy. Follow Tinsae on Twitter at @TinsaeAregay for daily Tesla news.