Tesla’s Model X SUV has been delayed again, with the new on-sale date expected to be sometime in Q3, 2015.
“In anticipation of this effort, we now expect Model X deliveries to start in Q3 of 2015, a few months later than previously expected,” Musk said in a letter to shareholders.
“This also is a legitimate criticism of Tesla - we prefer to forgo revenue, rather than bring a product to market that does not delight customers. Doing so negatively affects the short term, but positively affects the long term.”
Musk revealed that sales of the Model S were going from strength to strength, with Tesla’s best-ever quarter in Q3 of this year delivering 7785 sales which included 907 in a single day.
Tesla says its new all-wheel-drive Model S P85D has had an immediate impact, further increasing demand for the Model S.
Little wonder then that Tesla predicts an ambitious 50 percent rise in demand for the Model S throughout 2015.