Deliveries have reportedly resumed after a stop-sale.
After learning that the Cybertruck and Semi likely will not arrive in 2021, Tesla needs some good news. Luckily, we have an update for 2021 Tesla Model S customers who are anxiously waiting to take delivery. Last week, we reported on a company-wide stop-sale on all new Tesla Model S variants, including the highly-anticipated Plaid. According to Tesla owners on Reddit, the hold is lifted, meaning deliveries can now resume.
"Someone mentioned it was a firmware update and that they needed to validate the cars," a Model S reservation holder said. "This Model S buying experience has been surreal, after four-plus months of constant delays and almost no communication from Tesla. I hope it will be worth it. On a positive note, I'm glad Tesla is taking the time to validate and make sure it is safe."
We'd like to receive official confirmation from Tesla saying Model S deliveries are back underway and all issues delaying the cars have been solved, but the company no longer operates a PR department to field inquires from the press. Rumors from owners on forums and Elon Musk's Twitter feed are the best we can hope for. Our sources say the cars were shipped to delivery centers with incomplete firmware, but it's tough to prove without an official statement from Tesla.
Even with the stop-sale, a few Model S and Model S Plaid units reached customer's hands and have already come up for sale on the secondhand market. With so many buyers in line to purchase a new Model S, owners who took delivery are asking insane markups for their cars and even their build slots. Some owners are even asking $40,000 over the original sticker. If Tesla is back to delivering these cars, we hope the flippers will quickly disappear, and the market returns to normal.