When I saw the below tweet a couple of weeks ago, I must admit I got very very excited. The UK surely has more reservations to get through compared to Australia but would we see similar time-frames for deliveries down under?
For those of you following this blog you’ll note I’ve been chasing Tesla for my missing Loot Box and ability to provide referrals to potential customers. Funnily enough, a month into working through this with Tesla, it has been confirmed overnight that the referral program is ending February 1st. D’oh.
During this troubleshooting, I’ve been able to talk to a bunch of people around Tesla, from Energy Inside Sales, the Tier 1/2 Energy Support Teams, Technical Support Operations, Model S/X Sales and Support. During my last call with the Tesla Motors team, I asked a very simple question: When will we look to see Model 3 deliveries in Australia. To my surprise I was greeted with a very quick answer – mid 2019.
I’m sure when I replied to this answer there was a slight high pitch and gasp of excitement. My follow up question to this was around the reservation time-frames. I’m assuming we will see configuration emails sent out a few months before? The answer was yes.
If we look at the configuration emails recently sent out to left hand drive vehicles throughout Europe, delivery times were quoted as 3 months after configuration so my estimates is we will see configuration emails go out sometime in March.
So there you have it, I wouldn’t take this post as gospel but it seems that Tesla Australia are quoting middle of the year deliveries. I heard a rumor that Australia has some 15,000 Model 3 reservations, this could be off but was a number I had seen passed around.
I’d love to hear your thoughts and feedback, are you excited to see configuration emails go out? Thanks for reading!