Tesla Model S / X Plaid will begin deliveries in Europe in December

US electric car maker Tesla is doing everything it can to increase deliveries. Due to some issues in the supply chain, there are significant delays in delivery. In some regions, delivery takes up to six months after pre-ordering. It even forces some enthusiastic users to buy a used Model 3 at an exorbitant price. However, the company seems to be tackling the problem by improving its supply. According to recent reports, Tesla’s updated online setup shows the Model S Plaid and Model X Plaid will start shipping in Europe in December 2022.

This news shows that Tesla was able to go into mass production at the Fremont plant. The company is now able to gradually meet global demand for Model S and Model X. Tesla China has not yet announced the delivery date for these two models.

Presentation of the two models:

  • The Model S Plaid version, with three-motor all-wheel drive, has an acceleration time of 2.1 s per 100 km/h, a top speed of 322 km/h and a range of 637 km.
  • The Model X Plaid version also uses three-motor all-wheel drive, with an acceleration time of 2.6 seconds per 100 km/h, a top speed of 262 km/h and a range of 536 km.

Both models will have a new internal structure, powertrain, thermal system, electronics, full chassis and other improvements. Ideally, the Model S Plaid can sprint to 100 km/h in less than 2 seconds, which is often what purpose-built race cars and million-dollar supercars can do. Additionally, the Tesla Model X Plaid can reach highway speeds in 2.5 seconds, faster than some supercars on the market.

In Germany, the Tesla Model S Plaid starts at 137,990 euros ($141,000), while the Model X Plaid starts at 140,990 euros ($144.00). In the US, the two models start at $129,990 and $138,990, respectively. Only the two Plaid models should start shipping in Europe by the end of the year (November or December). The twin-motor version will start shipping later this year, around 2023.

Tesla enthusiasts tweeted that the expected delivery date of the Model S Plaid in Germany is from December 2022 to February 2023, while the expected delivery date of the Model X Plaid in Germany is similar to that of the Model S Plaid.

Tesla ships 315,000 Model Ys in H1 2022, 40% more than Model 3

According to Insideevs, Tesla has increased its production plants in different parts of the world. The company cross-border sports multi-purpose electric vehicle, the Model Y has the highest production and delivery volume. This model was officially launched in March 2019 and began shipping the following year. The latest data from EV-Volumes shows that Tesla shipped 314,921 Model Y units to consumers in the first half of the year. This makes it the most delivered electric vehicle (including plug-in hybrid vehicles), far superior to other models.

In the first half of this year, a total of 4.16 million pure electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles were delivered worldwide. Of these, the Tesla Model Y accounts for 7.6%. The second best-selling electric car, the Model 3, is Tesla’s second best-selling electric car. This electric car, which was launched nearly 3 years before the Model Y, officially started delivery in July 2017. This year, a total of 219,098 vehicles were delivered in the first half of the year. Comparing Model 3 and Model Y, the latter had more deliveries, 95,823 more vehicles, i.e. 43.7% more.

There are more Tesla factories producing Model Y than Model 3. At present, the Fremont, California, Shanghai Gigafactory, Berlin Gigafactory, and Texas Gigafactory all produce Model Y. However, only Fremont and California factories produce Model 3. With the increase in production capacity, especially the rapid increase in production capacity after the Berlin Gigafactory and the Texas Gigafactory is put into production, the production of Model Y will increase significantly in the future.

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