Since it's sold out, the Long Range won't be back until 2023.
For now, you're going to have to wait a little longer for that Tesla Model 3. Surely, no one is shocked at this point. Not because of Musk, Twitter antics, or anything else that a Tesla customer might attribute to a delay. This is simple supply and demand, at least per Musk's Twitter.
Heading over to Tesla's website reveals that buyers in both the US and Canada will have to wait for their Model 3 Long Range until 2023. On Tesla's site, the option appears grayed out, with a note stating the option will be "available in 2023." When asked about it by a Tesla fan, Musk said it's because the "waitlist is too long." The comment comes on the heels of Musk's claim that the Tesla Model Y will be the best-selling car in the world in 2023.
The above image shows what you'll see should you decide to head over to Tesla's website. Musk did of course say that the Long Range trim will be back "as we ramp production." Tesla has struggled, like so many other automakers, with supply chain constraints over the last two years.
At one point, Musk begrudgingly admitted Tesla might have to stop taking orders altogether until things cooled off. However, Tesla has begun to claw its way back amid the opening of several new facilities. It opened a new Gigafactory in Berlin, Germany as well as others in recent years.
For now, this news also strips down the lineup to only two trim levels for Tesla's most affordable car (though the model has had price hikes recently). The Model 3, as we know, now starts at $46,990 with the Model 3 Performance topping the lineup at $62,990 MSRP. There are some rebates still available, though you'll have to check Congress' latest changes to the EV tax credit to see if you qualify.
Unfortunately, Musk has not elaborated on what has led to the longer waitlists. Frankly, our best guess is a mix of factors. That could include demand, supply chain hiccups, and even hibernating snakes. It could be literally anything, and we don't imagine Musk will elaborate more than that.
That may leave some wondering what will become of existing orders. With the list so long, will Tesla have to cancel some orders? We imagine we'll find out soon if that's the case. Prior to the Long Range's removal from the site, it was priced at $57,990. If you managed to sneak in an order before the model was taken down, Tesla was saying your car would show up anywhere from Q4 of this year to Q3 of next year.