Tesla customers said on Wednesday local time that Tesla’s new Model X, which they ordered at the end of 2020 and 2021, will be delayed until July 2022. This further confirms Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s claim that it was a “misstep” to suspend production of the older Model X.
Several Tesla customers are understood to have placed orders before deliveries of the new Model X began but were told on Wednesday that the delivery date had been delayed.
Recently, Musk has been very unhappy with Tesla’s new Model X production, saying the company should respond to market demand for the new Model X in a completely different way.
Musk said that the demand for the Model X was still strong at the time, so the company’s decision to completely discontinue production of the old Model X was a regrettable decision.
Tesla stopped production of the older Model S and Model X at the end of 2020 and announced the new Model S and Model X in early 2021.
The new Model S and new Model X made their first customer deliveries in June and October, respectively. But deliveries didn’t last long, and many customers said at the time that the expected delivery date for their EVs had been pushed back to late 2021 or early 2022.
Now, Tesla has pushed back some vehicle deliveries to July 2022. These orders were generated between December 2020 and June 2021.
Earlier in February, Musk said that the main limiting factor in the production process of Tesla’s new Model X is the interior. Tesla recently decided to remove some of the Model X Plaid’s seat upholstery options, leaving the six-seat Model X Plaid with interior options only.
The main factor behind the decision, sources said, is that the six-seat option appears to be the most common in Model X Plaid orders and that Tesla appears to be streamlining the manufacturing process to speed up deliveries.