Despite a global chip scarcity, electric vehicles are on the rise. As with combustion engines, there are occasionally significant wait periods for electric cars because the supply chain, particularly semiconductors, is stagnant due to supply chain instabilities triggered by the current epidemic. Following market research, Carwow predicts that delivery times for electric vehicles will continue to climb.
According to Carwow, the waiting period for popular electric vehicles such as VW ID.4, Audi e-tron GT, and BMW iX is presently up to a year. "Based on our data, we can see that there has been a substantial rise in delivery delays since last summer, and both the semiconductor bottleneck and the current epidemic do not look to be solved in the immediate future," said Philipp Sayler, Carwow CEO.
Given the growing demand for electric vehicles, Von Amende believes that waiting times will continue to rise, at least at the start of the following year. According to Carwow, the shortest electric car waiting times are three months for the Cupra Born and the Peugeot e-208 small electric car. However, more engine power usually necessitates a lengthier wait.
According to the assessment, Tesla has managed to manage the chip situation considerably better, but now it is also experiencing severe supply issues. As a result, customers in Germany would have to wait up to a year for the Tesla Model S and the Tesla Model X electric SUV. However, according to Tesla's online configurator, the scenario is different for the Model 3 and Model Y: the electric vehicles will be delivered in February.