Tesla begins model year 2023 production, adds some 2023 cars to existing inventory [Update]

Earlier this year Tesla stopped taking orders for the Model 3 Long Range citing high demand for the electric sedan. While it is still not available on the Design Studio, you can get your hands on a brand new one through the existing inventory section of Tesla’s website.

As an added bonus, it will be a brand new 2023 model year car.

Tesla Model Year 2023 Production

If you follow us on Twitter, you would have known that earlier this week Tesla began model year 2023 production for the Model 3, as well as the Model X.

According to an internal communication sent to Tesla employees on Wednesday, a copy of which was obtained by Drive Tesla, Model 3 built on or after October 4 will be a 2023 model year, while the same applies to Model X built on or after October 3.

For now the Model Y and Model S are still on 2022 production, with the email stating more information will be coming soon on these two vehicles.

UPDATE October 19 9:04am PT: Model Y has also now entered 2023 production, with Tesla making the switch on October 16. As many as 14 2023 Model Y cars are already available for purchase on Tesla’s existing inventory website Canada (B.C., Alberta, Ontario, Quebec) and as many as 15 in the United States at the time of publication. (h/t: @BruceTheModel3)

If you receive a VIN for your new car, you will know it is a 2023 model year by looking at the 10th digit, which will now be P (2023) instead of N (2022).

Based on our information there have been no substantive changes with the model year switch, other than the removal of the ultrasonic sensors which we reported on earlier this week.

2023 Model 3 Existing Inventory

With the start of 2023 Model 3 production, Tesla has been quick to add them to their existing inventory website, adding over 100 them on Friday night as noted by inventory tracker WaitingForTesla.com.

Unfortunately none are available in Canada at the time of publication (h/t: @BLKMDL3)

The Model 3s are available from coast to coast in all possible paint, interior colour, and wheel selection combinations, all at the same pricing as it was in August when it was removed from the website.

According to the individual listings, they are estimated to arrive and be ready for delivery in November or December.

If you are interesting in buying one, head over to WaitingForTesla.com or check out Tesla’s Model 3 existing inventory website and enter your zip code.

Act soon because they usually don’t last long.

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