With the exception of the entry-level Model Y, which has a wait time of 1-4 weeks, Tesla has further reduced the expected delivery dates for all of its models in China by 6 weeks.
(Vehicle information displayed on Tesla's China website on September 7.)
Tesla has further reduced the wait times for nearly all of its models in China, after a week ago cutting the expected delivery time for the hot-selling entry-level Model Y to less than a month.
Tesla's Shanghai plant currently produces only the Model 3 and Model Y, with the former offered in two versions and the latter in three.
The latest wait times for the entry-level rear-wheel-drive Model 3, and the dual-motor all-wheel-drive Model 3 Performance are both 6-10 weeks, a reduction of 6 weeks from the previous 12-16 weeks, according to the Tesla China website.
The entry-level rear-wheel-drive Model Y still has a current expected delivery date of 1-4 weeks, with a wait time of 4-8 weeks for the model through August 31.
The Model Y Long Range with dual-motor all-wheel-drive now has an expected delivery date of 10-14 weeks, down 6 weeks from the previous 16-20 weeks.
The wait time for the dual-motor all-wheel drive Model Y Performance has also been reduced by 6 weeks, from 12-16 weeks to 6-10 weeks.
Pricing and specification information for all of these vehicles remains unchanged.
The last change in expected delivery times for Tesla vehicles in China came on August 31, when the company reduced the wait time for the entry-level Model Y from 4-8 weeks to 1-4 weeks.
(Vehicle information displayed on Tesla's China website on August 31.)
The electric vehicle maker has shortened the wait times for models in China several times in the past two months, with upgrades to its Shanghai plant allowing for a significant increase in capacity.
According to multiple media reports in August, Tesla upgraded its Giga Shanghai production line between late July and early August, which will expand its annual production capacity to around 1.1-1.2 million units.
On July 20, Tesla's second-quarter earnings report showed that Giga Shanghai now has an annual capacity of more than 750,000 units, making it Tesla's largest factory in the world.
Tesla China's sales in August are expected to reach 77,000 units, Cui Dongshu, secretary-general of the China Passenger Car Association, said earlier this month.
As Tesla's capacity utilization continues to rise, production is strong after the end of July, although it encountered brief pressure on parts supply, Cui said.
Tesla's China-made vehicle sales expected to be 77,000 units in Aug, CPCA official says