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Having opened sales in Israel, Tesla met with great success. Thousands of orders were placed on the first day, though in Q1 2021 the company was only able to deliver a small fraction of them. Now a vessel with 1,500 Giga Shanghai-made Model 3s is arriving in Israel to deliver the long-awaited cars to their owners.
The largest batch of Tesla, at 1,500 units, will arrive by ship in the port of Ashdod on May 2, according to Calcalist. Within a few days, the vehicles will be unloaded and their preparation for delivery to customers will begin. After registration, Model 3 will become the best-selling electric vehicle in Israel in May and Q2 2021. This also paves the way for Model 3 to become the nation's best-selling electric vehicle in 2021. 1,500 registered vehicles will exceed the total number of all electric vehicles sold in Israel in 2020.
At the moment, just 450 Model 3s have been registered in the country, but the situation will soon change as the deliveries of cars from Tesla's factory in China have begun. In mid-April, some of the company's customers received notices that their vehicles could be delivered a month earlier than they thought. Tesla has already sent them a request to complete the payment ahead of the scheduled delivery date in May. Messages sent to Israeli customers included a chassis number stating that they were manufactured at Giga Shanghai. Within a few weeks, all the vehicles will be handed over to their owners.
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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.