is pushing back the Model X
by about a year so that the company can focus on the well-received Model S
. The news was made public in an SEC filing (a 10-K form
that went out late last week) and first reported in the Los Angeles Times
. In a press release in early 2012
said that production for the Model X
, "begins at the end of 2013, deliveries begin early 2014." But Tesla spokesperson Shanna Hendriks has confirmed to AutoblogGreen
that, "Production for Model X has been pushed back until late 2014."
Tesla's official statement reads:
Tesla has been intensely focused on Model S, its production and product enhancements and believe there is increased volume potential for Model S. As a result, Tesla has decided to slightly push back the development and timing of Model X to 2014. We do not expect a material impact on our profitability in 2013 or 2014.
The use of "slightly" there has us a bit confused, but if that's how Tesla wants to define a year, then so be it.