Tesla Model Y owners have been suggested ‘prepare for delivery’, including RWD orders
Tesla’s preparations for the Model Y SUV deliveries at the Fremont factory are in full swing and this time it is the customers who need to prepare early for getting their vehicles — this is the opposite of what happened 3 years ago with the Tesla Model 3 deliveries.
Several owners on Twitter have confirmed that they have their Tesla accrount status is showing them ‘prepare for delivery’ of their Tesla Model Y — and this is not just limited to the orders of the top of the line Performance variant as we reported yesterday — other owners of the All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) and Rear-Wheel-Drive (RWD) have also received the same status.
Usually, Tesla starts production and deliveries of the higher trims first to maximize the profit margins and then the automaker focuses on the lower end variants — this is also the time when the Tesla normally has gone through all hurdles of the manufacturing process and is ready for mass production and deliveries, the lower end Model Y RWD variant owners getting the email at the same time as the AWD and Performance owners is really surprising this time.
According to our knowledge and what Elon Musk told the world at the Q4′ 2019 Earnings Call, Tesla had only one Model Y assembly line at the Fremont factory, if it still holds true, producing different variants on a single line would slow down the production speed significantly by complicating the process.
It is also totally possible that when setting up the ‘prepare for delivery’ account status for the Model Y owners, Tesla software team made a mistake and RWD owners were also were not filtered in the code, later on, the status might only show for only ‘Performance’ owners of ‘AWD’ owners, things will clear as we move forward into March.
Experience from the Tesla Model 3 delivery hell has surely given Tesla and Elon Musk lessons that will come in handy until the company is in business, and we see that it’s going to be for a long time to come.
Meanwhile in California, @SeasonedTech saw the entire Tesla vehicle lineup topping up the V3 Supercharging juice at the same time and he captured the moment in the following photo, starting from left Model 3, Model Y, Model S, and the big guy Model X.