Earlier this week we told you about the arrival of the Model 3 with lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery packs in Canada. We were able to find at least three Standard Range Plus (SR+) LFP Model 3s offered for sale in Vancouver on Tesla’s existing inventory website.
With unrelenting demand, all of them were quickly snapped up within hours by eager buyers not wanting to wait until next year for their car.
Now it appears as though the whole thing was a mistake.
According to information obtained by Drive Tesla, the LFP Model 3s were mistakenly shipped to Canada. We have also learned that Tesla has no plans to offer LFP Model 3s north of the border, so the vehicles are being sent back to California.
Making the matter even worse, Tesla cancelled the orders without notification to the impacted customers.
Mistakes happen, but for Tesla to unilaterally cancel these orders without notification to the buyers is concerning. The situation could be exacerbated if the customers were already waiting for a Model 3 to arrive and cancelled an existing order after securing one of the LFP Model 3s with an almost immediate delivery estimate.
If one of the other LFP buyers in Vancouver are reading this, you might want to check your account. If you are, please leave a comment below, or reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.