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Tesla rocked by months-long delivery delays, report says

Tesla prospects are reportedly rising annoyed over unexplained and months-long delivery delays affecting orders of the electrical automobile company’s Models S and Y autos.

The subject even just lately caught the eye of rock musician David Crosby, who tweeted {that a} Tesla he ordered seven months in the past nonetheless hasn’t arrived.

Tesla “lied to us 4 times about when we would get it,” the singer-songwriter stated.

“We are seriously looking at canceling the order and looking at a Porsche,” he warned.

Crosby’s not the one one who’s been left hanging by the Elon Musk-helmed Tesla.

One buyer, Steve Salem, told CNBC that he positioned his order for a long-range all-wheel-drive Model Y with premium inside and silver metallic paint on May 31.

Salem stated he ordered the automobile on-line and organized to choose up the automobile in Los Angeles the place he would quickly be residing.

Salem shared information and correspondence with CNBC that confirmed Tesla initially stated the automobile ought to be obtainable 4 to eight weeks from when it was ordered, pinning the late finish of the estimated delivery across the week of July 26.

So …I’m a fan of Elon’s …I believe his efforts at getting the people out into house are exemplary


We ordered our Tesla 7 months in the past

They have lied to us 4 occasions about after we would get it


We are critically taking a look at canceling the order and taking a look at a Porsche

— David Crosby (@thedavidcrosby) August 18, 2021

But as soon as Salem ordered the automobile, putting a $100 non-refundable price, Tesla’s web site indicated a later delivery with Aug. 10 as the newest attainable date, in accordance with CNBC.

From then on, the estimated date of delivery continued to slip, at one level all the way in which into October, the report stated. Earlier this week, Tesla stated the automobile can be delivered someday between Sept. 4 and Sept. 24, CNBC reported.

As the dates continued to alter, Salem stated he by no means obtained any e-mail notification or apologies from gross sales workers.

David Crosby is certainly one of many house owners who’re ready on their new Tesla.
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“It’s a hassle,” Salem informed CNBC. “At a certain point do you say the heck with this and try to get something else? It’s frustrating — not just the delays but the total lack of communication.”

If Tesla can’t provide a agency delivery date, Salem stated he’s contemplating ordering a Ford Mach-E or a high-performance inner combustion engine car, CNBC stated.

A California-based Tesla gross sales worker informed the outlet that gross sales and delivery workers don’t have sufficient data from executives on the company to answer questions concerning the delivery delays.

One gross sales worker in a separate state resigned just lately, the California-based salesperson stated, after managers threatened to fireside him as a result of he “broke the chain of command” by e-mailing Musk and different managers looking for details about the Model S delivery delays, in accordance with CNBC.

CNBC stated it reviewed inner correspondence verifying the gross sales worker’s account of occasions.

Another Model Y buyer, who requested to stay unnamed to keep away from confrontations on social media, had an identical expertise as Salem, CNBC reported.

The Southern California-based buyer ordered the automobile and obtained a affirmation by e-mail on June 6, in accordance with information shared with CNBC.

Delays have induced potential homeowners to rethink their Tesla order.
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The anticipated delivery date slipped a number of occasions and is now anticipated someday between Sept. 8 and Sept. 28, the report stated, including that the shopper texted a gross sales worker to ask concerning the delays.

The worker responded earlier this month saying that the worldwide microchip scarcity harm Tesla’s manufacturing capability, noting that it was an industry-wide subject, the report stated.

But with out the Tesla, the shopper informed CNBC that she’s needed to spend extra on leases and ride-sharing than she and her fiancee deliberate to spend leasing and insuring their new Tesla.

And two different prospects who ordered Tesla’s higher-end Model S luxurious sedan informed CNBC they’ve been ready for months for the vehicles to reach.

Some homeowners have even known as the company asking when to anticipate their new car.
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An engineer, who requested to stay nameless citing privateness considerations, ordered his Model S Plaid in January, the report stated, and nonetheless hasn’t gotten it, although he insisted he’ll wait so long as must.

Barry Stuppler, founding father of a uncommon cash and treasured metals wholesale business, first ordered a Model S Plaid in January, the report stated, and it’s no longer anticipated to be delivered till between Sept. 21 and Sept. 30.

But he’s not having it. He reportedly went to a Mercedes vendor final week to configure and order an all-electric Mercedes 450 EQS, which he was informed can be prepared for delivery by November.

If the Mercedes arrives earlier than the Tesla and doesn’t value greater than he expects it to, he informed CNBC, he’ll cancel his Tesla order.