The refreshed Tesla Model S and Model X are now both launched in the U.S., but the wait times for the Long Range versions of the car appears to be the longest in the entire lineup.

Tesla has just updated the estimated delivery times (for new orders) and the entry-level versions (with base wheels) are new expected in March 2023.

Even the addition of expensive wheels ($4,500 in the case of Model S and $5,500 in the case of Model X), shortens the queue to 12 months - as the estimated delivery date is November 2022.

Only the Plaid versions are available faster - Model X Plaid (launched significantly later than the Model S) is expected in August 2022, while the Model S Plaid can be delivered within just one month - December 2021.

Estimated delivery time (new orders):

Tesla Model 3:

  • RWD:
    18" Aero Wheels: October, 2022 (no change)
    19" Sport Wheels ($1,500): June, 2022 (no change)
  • Long Range AWD: December (no change)
  • Performance: December (no change)

Tesla Model S:

  • Long Range:
    19" Tempest Wheels: March, 2023 (previously October, 2022)
    21" Arachnid Wheels ($4,500): November, 2022 (June, 2022)
  • Plaid: December (no change)

Tesla Model X:

  • Long Range:
    20" Cyberstream Wheels: March, 2023 (previously October, 2022)
    22" Turbine Wheels ($5,500): November, 2022 (previously June, 2022)
  • Plaid: August, 2022 (no change)

Tesla Model Y:

  • Long Range AWD:
    19" Gemini Wheels: October, 2022 (no change)
    20" Induction Wheels ($2,000): June, 2022 (no change)
  • Performance: January 2022 (no change)

We guess that there is a significant imbalance between the demand and production of the Model S/Model X, which prompts Tesla to increase prices and estimated delivery times as well as redirect customers to buy more expensive versions/options to profit from the situation.

The company is also increasing prices of the Model 3 and Model Y, despite margins above 30% (according to Q3 financial report).

Tesla prices

Model Base Price Dest. Charge Tax Credit Effective Price
2021 Tesla Model 3 RWD 18" $44,990 +$1,200 N/A $46,190
2021 Tesla Model 3 RWD 19" $46,490 +$1,200 N/A $47,690
2021 Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD 18" $50,990 +$1,200 N/A $52,190
2021 Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD 19" $52,490 +$1,200 N/A $53,690
2021 Tesla Model 3 Perf. LR AWD 20" $58,990 +$1,200 N/A $60,190
2021 Tesla Model S Long Range (AWD) 19" $94,990 +$1,200 N/A $96,190
2021 Tesla Model S Long Range (AWD) 21" $99,490 +$1,200 N/A $100,690
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 Long Range (AWD) 22" $110,490 +$1,200 N/A $111,690
2021 Tesla Model X Plaid 20" $119,990 +$1,200 N/A $121,190
2021 Tesla Model X Plaid 22" $125,490 +$1,200 N/A $126,690
2021 Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD 19" $58,990 +$1,200 N/A $60,190
2021 Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD 20" $60,990 +$1,200 N/A $62,190
2021 Tesla Model Y Perf. LR AWD 21" $63,990 +$1,200 N/A $65,190

Tesla EVs basic specs

Model Drive Battery
(kWh)
EPA
Range
0-60
mph
(sec)
Top
Speed
2021 Tesla Model 3 RWD 18" RWD 60* 272 mi*
(438 km)
5.8 140 mph
(225 km/h)
2021 Tesla Model 3 RWD 19" RWD 60* 267 mi*
(430 km)
5.8 140 mph
(225 km/h)
2021 Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD 18" AWD 80* 358 mi*
(576 km)
4.2 145 mph
(233 km/h)
2021 Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD 19" AWD 80* 334 mi*
(537 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 Long Range (AWD) 21" AWD 100* 375 mi*
(603 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* 351 mi*
(565 km)
3.8 155 mph
(249 km/h)
2021 Tesla Model X Long Range (AWD) 22" AWD 100* 332 mi*
(534 km)
3.8 155 mph
(249 km/h)
2021 Tesla Model X Plaid 20" AWD 100* 335 mi*
(539 km)
2.5 163 mph
(262 km/h)
2021 Tesla Model X Plaid 22" AWD 100* 313 mi*
(504 km)
2.5 163 mph
(262 km/h)
2021 Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD 19" AWD 80* 330 mi*
(531 km)
4.8 135 mph
(217 km/h)
2021 Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD 20" AWD 80* 318 mi*
(512 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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