On Sunday, auto blog Electrek reported that there were more than 3,300 Model 3 vehicles sitting in Tesla’s US inventory, according to an unnamed source familiar with the matter. The source added that, although Tesla has been working to sell every last vehicle before the end of December 31, when the $ 7,500 Federal Tax Credit for the company’s customers expires, it has still built up an inventory.
Ars contacted Tesla to confirm this information, but we did not receive an immediate response.
Tesla sold its 200,000th electric vehicle in Q2 2018, leaving the company with two remaining quarters to sell vehicles that would receive the full tax credit. Starting January 1, all newly delivered Teslas will only qualify for a $ 3,750 Federal Tax Credit.