Tesla delivers the first Model Y in Australia

The Australian market is relatively small, similar in volume to the Spanish one, but it is also important. Tesla has taken it easy on the delivery of the Model Y crossover in these ocean territories, but the first deliveries have already been made, both in Australia and New Zealand. In these countries, you drive on the left with the steering wheel on the right, which is always an additional complication. The Model 3 has been available there since 2019.

Orders in these countries began to be made at the beginning of June, so they have taken very little for the times that are customary today, just over 60 days. Orders were also opened in two other right-hand drive markets at the time, Japan and Singapore. Two models are available, the Model Y RWD and the Model Y Performance.

Australians can order the Model Y RWD for 72,300 local dollars, at an exchange rate of 49,400 euros, or the Model Y Performance for 96,700 local dollars, just over 66,000 euros at the exchange rate. The same for New Zealanders, 76,200 local dollars for the RWD or 108,900 local dollars for the Performance. The Long Range version is also manufactured in Shanghai, but it does not reach these countries.

Delivery times are shorter for the RWD versions for New Zealand ordered now, from November to December this year, or for the Performance from November 2022 to February 2023. In Australia, we have to wait longer, from February 2023. The deadlines are similar to those of the Model 3, so the Chinese factory still has, at least as a fait accompli, a lot of pending workload.

One of the quintessential right-hand drive markets, the United Kingdom, also had delays with the Model Y. Orders began to be placed in October 2021 and the first units reached their owners in February of this year. Recall that only the Shanghai (China) factory produces right-hand drive variants.

Model Y in Australia

The Tesla Model Y continues to make merits to be the best-selling electric car in the world, and one of the main global models to dry. It is currently manufactured in the United States, Germany, and China, although most of the volume comes from China. Roughly a third of all Teslas ever made left the factory in China, has already surpassed one million units in just two and a half years of activity.

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