There has been wide speculation about the exact number of Tesla Model 3 electric vehicles deliveries that have and will take place in the initial roll-out of the long-awaited car in Australia.
The most recent assessment, as we reported here, was “in the thousands”. Tesla never comments on sales of models in individual countries, and the numbers of previous sales, Model S and X, are not tracked by official data in Australia.
The Driven, however, understands that the exact number – delivered in three ship cargos – is 2,414. This is confirmed by several sources. Most of these are expected to be delivered in September.
Indeed, it is said that it is a case of all hands to the pump, as virtually every Tesla employee in the country gets involved in Model 3 deliveries to consumers who have been waiting, in some instances, for more than three years since putting down a deposit when the car concept was first unveiled in 2016.
If Tesla gets anywhere near that number of deliveries in the month of September – we know a couple of dozen were delivered in late August – it will put the Tesla Model 3 in the ranks of the top ten, and maybe even the top five for new car sales in Australia for the month.
It will also likely double the total sales of Tesla EVs since the Model S was first delivered here in late 2014.
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