The estimated Tesla global electric car order backlog improved during the first half of July, rebounding from a record low level at the end of June.

According to Troy Teslike (@TroyTeslike / Twitter), an invaluable source for Tesla stats and forecasts, the estimated global order backlog as of July 16, 2023, was roughly 60,000 units. That's some 11,000 (or 22 percent) more than about two weeks ago.

The numbers are based on carefully tracked Tesla-related stats (production volume, average wait times for each model/trim), as shown in the attached tweet.

Such volume corresponds to about 18 days of manufacturing capacity (up by one day in a matter of roughly two weeks), according to the report.

That's an interesting outcome, because there was no significant price reduction, like in January or April. There were some noticeable rebates on new cars in existing inventory though.

We also wonder how the announced plant upgrades (scheduled for the third quarter) will affect supply and the overall balance between supply and demand, which is the primary factor behind the estimated order backlog.

A lower supply in Q3, and a new "refreshed Model 3" offer (higher demand related to a new product), potentially might boost the order backlog quite noticeably later this year (Q3/Q4).

For reference, here are the numbers for previous periods (wait times):


In terms of particular markets, the balance between supply and demand remains marked "red" (considered too low) for all major markets (United States, Europe, and China).

One of the most interesting things is that in the US, the estimated order backlog increased in about two weeks from over 7,000 to over 17,000, which represents about 16 days of supply (up by five days).

The situation in Europe and China was relatively stable.

Estimated order backlog (change in about two weeks):

  • United States: 17,378 (16 days) - increased by 5 days
  • Canada: 888 (16 days) - no change
  • Europe: 14,373 (21 days) - decreased by 1 day
  • China: 14,423 (15 days) - decreased by 1 day
  • other: 12,760 (38 days) - decreased by 2 days
  • Total: 59,822 (18 days) - increased by 1 day
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