Tesla has made a lot of changes to its website over the last few days. Two of the changes have impacted those outside of North America.
The first was the start of Model Y orders in the UK last night. The other impacts Europeans wanting to buy a car from existing inventory.
Unlike in Canada and the US where existing inventory cars are purchased as-is, customers in Europe now have the ability to make customizations to the vehicle.
Once you have found a car you like, buyers have the option to add either Enhanced Autopilot (EAP) or Full Self-Driving (FSD).
You can also add a set of 18″ or 19″ Pirelli winter tires, which Tesla says “is essential for optimal driving behavior on snow and ice.”
Existing inventory has been a popular way to buy a Tesla recently, as it gives you delivery in a very short time frame, usually within a week or less.
This compares to placing a new order, which for the Standard Range Plus (SR+) Model 3 in North America means a potential 9 month wait.
Tesla did have a bit of a mixup this week with their inventory in Canada. The automaker mistakenly shipped several Model 3s with LFP battery packs to Vancouver, leading to some frustrated customers.
Tesla reworked the "available inventory" page in Europe.
If you view the details of a specific car you can now add enhanced Autopilot, fsd and winter tires. pic.twitter.com/iMTgKJBTrz
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