Tesla finally starts taking Model S and Model X orders in Europe again

by Fred Lambert

Tesla has finally started taking Model S and Model X orders in Europe again after closing them last year due to a slower than anticipated production ramp following the design refresh.

The automaker shut down Model S and Model X production in January 2021 to update its two flagship vehicles.

Europe has been starved of those models since then – coming up on two years now.

Tesla kept taking new orders, but production was delayed with the new refreshed Model S starting to be delivered in June 2021 and the updated Model X in October 2021.

At the time, the company said that the new Model S and Model X would likely arrive in Europe during the second half of 2022 – almost two years after unveiling the refresh and stopping production of the vehicles.

Now Tesla has reopened Model S and Model X orders in Europe starting with the Plaid version:

Deliveries for new orders are shown to start between December 2022 and February 2023.

This would indicate that for the Plaid, Tesla plans to work through its backlog accumulated up to December 2021 by the end of the year and then start delivering new orders.