Tesla Halts Online Vehicle Orders Ahead of Announcement
(Bloomberg) -- Tesla Inc. has stopped taking orders for vehicles on its website and redirected to a page teasing the announcement Elon Musk scheduled for this afternoon.
Attempting to order a Model 3, Model S or Model X directs to the page tesla.com/soon, which reads: “The wait is almost over. Great things are launching at 2 p.m.” Representatives for the electric-car maker haven’t elaborated on tweets Musk sent earlier to promote news that will drop at 2 p.m. Thursday in California.
Tesla shares jumped as much as 1.6 percent to a session high of $319.70 shortly after the page went live. The news is more likely to be an announcement about the company’s lowest-cost Model 3 sedan than a revelation about its upcoming Model Y crossover, Ben Kallo, an analyst at Robert W. Baird & Co., wrote in a report.
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