A quick look at the Tesla online configurator reveals that the estimated delivery times (for new orders) of some Model 3 and Model Y once again increased.

In both cases, the entry-level versions are now expected in September 2022 (Model Y LR was previously expected in August)!

The time might be shortened by about three months if a customer would select the optional, bigger wheels ($1,500 in the case of Model 3 or $2,000 in the case of Model Y). As far as we know, there is no shortage of wheels or tires, so this is simply Tesla's profit maximization.

By the way, the Tesla Model 3 Performance is now estimated in December.

If we look at the table, we can note that the least expensive Tesla you can get (new orders) by September 2022 is the Model 3 Standard Range Plus ($45,190 incl. DST). The least expensive that will be ready by June 2022 is the Model 3 Long Range AWD ($52,690 incl. DST and $1,500 19" wheels) and the least expensive by December 2021 is the Model 3 Performance ($59,190 incl. DST).

We guess that the Hertz order of 100,000 Tesla cars, including 50,000 for Uber drivers with a potential for 100,000 more, will not make it any easier to buy a new Tesla cheaper and quicker.

Estimated delivery time (new orders):

Tesla Model 3:

  • Standard Range Plus: September, 2022 (no change) or June, 2022 with 19" wheels [$1,500 option] (no change)
  • Long Range: December (no change)
  • Performance: December (previously November)

Tesla Model S:

  • Long Range: June, 2022 (no change)
  • Plaid: December (no change)

Tesla Model X:

  • Long Range: September, 2022 (no change)
  • Plaid: July, 2022 (no change)

Tesla Model Y:

  • Long Range: September, 2022 (previously August) or June, 2022 with 20" wheels [$2,000 option] (previously May)
  • Performance: December (no change)

Tesla prices

Model Base Price Dest. Charge Tax Credit Effective Price
2021 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus $43,990 +$1,200 N/A $45,190
2021 Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD $49,990 +$1,200 N/A $51,190
2021 Tesla Model 3 Perf. LR AWD 20" $57,990 +$1,200 N/A $59,190
2021 Tesla Model S Long Range (AWD) 19" $94,990 +$1,200 N/A $96,190
2021 Tesla Model S Plaid 19" $129,990 +$1,200 N/A $131,190
2021 Tesla Model S Plaid 21" $134,490 +$1,200 N/A $135,690
2021 Tesla Model X Long Range (AWD) 20" $104,990 +$1,200 N/A $106,190
2021 Tesla Model X Plaid 20" $119,990 +$1,200 N/A $121,190
2021 Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD 19" $56,990 +$1,200 N/A $58,190
2021 Tesla Model Y Perf. LR AWD 21" $61,990 +$1,200 N/A $63,190

Tesla specs

Model Drive Battery
(kWh)
EPA
Range
0-60
mph
(sec)
Top
Speed
2021 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus RWD 60* 262 mi*
(422 km)
5.3 140 mph
(225 km/h)
2021 Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD AWD 80* 353 mi
(568 km)
4.2 145 mph
(233 km/h)
2021 Tesla Model 3 Perf. LR AWD 20" AWD 80* 315 mi
(507 km)
3.1 162 mph
(261 km/h)
2021 Tesla Model S Long Range (AWD) 19" AWD 100* 405 mi
(652 km)
3.1 155 mph
(249 km/h)
2021 Tesla Model S Plaid 19" AWD 100* 396 mi*
(637 km)
1.99* 200 mph
(322 km/h)
2021 Tesla Model S Plaid 21" AWD 100* 348 mi
(560 km)
1.99* 200 mph
(322 km/h)
2021 Tesla Model X Long Range (AWD) 20" AWD 100* 360 mi*
(579 km)
3.8 155 mph
(249 km/h)
2021 Tesla Model X Plaid 20" AWD 100* 340 mi*
(547 km)
2.5 163 mph
(262 km/h)
2021 Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD 19" AWD 80* 326 mi
(525 km)
4.8 135 mph
(217 km/h)
2021 Tesla Model Y Perf. LR AWD 21" AWD 80* 303 mi
(488 km)
3.5 155 mph
(249 km/h)
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