Earlier this year, Polestar had already entered the market, while recent reports announced the shipment of 1,000 BYD Atto (aka Yuan) to Australia. However, since 2019, Tesla Model 3 has been present in the Australian market. Now, the company is taking an important step to finally launch its Model Y.
Tesla Model Y comes from the Giga Shanghai factory and its two versions: Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) and Performance, are already available. RWD is the entry-level version that costs $72,300 AUD ($50,200 USD) with a range (WLTP) of 455 km (283 miles) and 0-100 km/h (62 mph): 6.9 seconds top speed of 217 km/h (135 mph). On the other hand, the top-of-the-line Performance version costs $96,700 AUD ($67,140 USD) with a range (WLTP) of 514 km (319 miles) and 0-100 km/h (62 mph): 3.7 seconds top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).
The estimated delivery of the new Model Y in Australia will take longer around February to May in 2023 due to the imbalance of the supply and demand, while the situation in New Zealand is a bit better as its RWD version ordered today is expected to be delivered around November to December this year.
Tesla continues to expand its model geographically despite the supply shortage in the existing markets. Even in US and Canada, a temporary halt of one of the Model 3 versions orders happened due to the long queues of shipments.[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column] [/et_pb_row] [/et_pb_section]