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Tesla pushes early Model X Refresh orders back to July 2022

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Tesla Model X Refresh orders that were placed in late 2020 and 2021 are being pushed back to July 2022. Several Tesla customers that ordered the Model X’s new design prior to initial deliveries had their delivery dates pushed back this morning, solidifying CEO Elon Musk’s synopsis that Tesla “dropped the ball” on the all-electric SUV’s manufacturing ramp.

Earlier this week, we reported that Musk was extremely critical of Tesla’s ramp of the Model X Refresh, stating that the company should have handled the task in a different manner. The Tesla CEO said it was a regrettable decision to shelf Model X production altogether because demand was still healthy for the vehicle. Tesla planned to revamp the design of the Model X, along with the Model S, the company’s two flagship vehicles. Production of the two cars halted in late 2020, with Tesla announcing the new body styles in early 2021.

The Model S made its first deliveries last June, while the Model X made its way to customers for the first time in October. Deliveries did not last long, however, as many owners indicated that their projected delivery dates had been pushed back to late 2021 or early 2022.

Now, several Model X orderers are communicating that Tesla pushed back their delivery dates to July 2022. Each of these orders took place between December 2020 to June 2021.

Musk said earlier in February that Tesla’s main limiting factor for the Model X is interior trim availability. Tesla decided recently to scrap some Model X Plaid interior seating options, limiting this configuration’s possible layout to the six-seat selection only. Sources told us that the main factor for this decision was Plaid orders seem to have the six-seat selection most often, so Tesla is streamlining the manufacturing process to pick up the pace on deliveries.

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Tesla pushes early Model X Refresh orders back to July 2022
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