The base version of the crossover has been immensely popular.
The Tesla Model Y was subjected to a price increase in May and another in June, but company CEO Elon Musk still said he expects it to become the world's best-selling car next year. Well, it seems that despite the cost of ownership constantly rising, his clairvoyance may be proven true. Checking out the car's online configurator, it seems that all of the allocations for the Model Y Long Range Dual Motor have already sold out for both the US and Canada. The configurator shows that this model now has an estimated delivery date of October 2021, meaning that if you order one now, you'll only receive it in the final quarter of the year.
Fortunately, that doesn't mean you can't get your hands on a Model Y at all. The Model Y Performance is still available in both countries and has an estimated delivery date of 7-11 weeks, but if demand is as great as it appears to be, we wouldn't be surprised to learn that the top-tier version of the Model Y sells out soon too. Musk's comments about the dominance of the Model Y may have seemed premature when he made them, as the Model 3 was the best-selling premium electric car worldwide, but thus far this year, the Model Y has outsold the Model 3 here in the States.
As a reminder, the Long Range model starts at $52,990 before any incentives or the $1,200 destination fee, while the Performance model will cost you at least $60,990. The former model offers a range of 326 miles and a top speed of 135 mph, while achieving 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds. The Performance model drops range to 303 miles but only tops out at 155 mph. Its 0-60 time is lower too, with a claim of just 3.5 seconds. With bigger wheels, upgraded brakes, and aluminum alloy pedals, the Performance model is also better looking. While the shortage of vehicles may be a bit annoying to some, we expect that completion of another factory will help prevent this problem in the future.