Tesla To Stop Taking Orders?

Tue 17th May 2022

One of the most popular car brands on the planet could stop taking orders as they are unable to meet demand.

The well documented shortage of microchips, at a time when electrification in vehicles is booming, has hit many manufacturers hard, with industry analysis last week revealing that some Volvo buyers are now waiting up to a year to get their new car.

But fresh from his wrangles over buying Twitter, Tesla boss Elon Musk has suggested that while demand for his company’s EVs is at an all-time high, he is worried about meeting orders, and may close the order book.

Speaking at a Financial Times Future of the Car summit, Musk said: "Our problem is not demand, it is production.

"We will probably stop taking orders for anything beyond a certain period of time. Some of the timing is around a year away. The frustration is not being able to get customers a car - not: are they interested in buying a car?

"I think zero about lead generation and a lot about production and supply chain." 

Tesla fans will be well aware of the company’s delivery dilemmas, Musk has famously showcased exciting new vehicles such as the Cybertruck and Roadster in the past few years, but there’s no expectation from industry insiders that these will be in production anytime before 2023 at the earliest.

Despite supply-chain issues stalling production, the American company continues to see incredible growth, with record profits in the first quarter of 2022, seeing Tesla deliver 68 per cent more cars globally than in the same period last year.

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