A few days ago, Tesla announced internally that it is planning on stopping production temporarily of the two higher end models it sells, the Model X and Model S. An internal email was obtained by CNBC and it will stop production from 24th December to the 11th January for the total of 18 days.

Tesla said that the demand for its cars overall was “quite a bit higher” during the last quarter. During this time Tesla has said that its employees will still be paid for the full weeks as well as paid holidays.

The less expensive, smaller Model 3 is proving more popular now, a new refreshed model was launched in October with improved cabin materials and storage bins. Here in the UK, the Model 3 was the best selling car in May this year.