UK to get Model 3 configurator within 2 months, Australia to follow

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UK will be first right-hand drive market to get Model 3 configurator, which means that Australia will not be far behind.

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The Driven

Staff from Tesla’s UK sales office have said that the EV maker is on track to start delivery for its best-selling Model 3 sedan in June 2019.

Prior to starting deliveries, it will open up the Model 3 configurator for UK drivers on its website within 1-2 months, and there is a small chance that it will be offering the mid-range option.

Reported via Twitter user EV Maps who spoke to Tesla’s Uk sales staff, the news is encouraging for countries with right hand drive – including Australia.

Being a right-hand drive country has its drawbacks as far as new model introduction goes, as it is the norm for carmakers (unless originating from a RHD drive country) to expand first into left-hand drive markets.

As Tesla CEO and founder Elon Musk noted in May 2018, the EV maker has planned the Model 3 in such a way as to minimise disruption to its assembly lines when switching to RHD production.

At the time, Musk also said that RHD production was set to start “probably middle of next year” – which of course left a pretty wide caveat on a specific month.

Read the full story on RenewEconomy’s electric vehicle-dedicated site, The Driven…

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