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Several Tesla Model Ys arrived in New Zealand, hinting that Fremont is ramping up production of the model for the worldwide delivery.
Today, Veda Prime, the Tesla container ship/delivery tracker, reported that three Model Ys arrived in Auckland, New Zealand, at ANL Warrnambool, Monday night. Since the Model Y is not yet available for orders all over the world, except North America, the most probable reason is winter testing. That's exactly what Tesla did with its other models earlier.
According to the observations of Veda Prime, all three Model Ys are with a steering wheel on the left side and have early VINs. It seems that cars will undergo winter tests. It is winter in New Zealand now, so low temperatures and snow can create the necessary conditions for specific tests.
EXCLUSIVE news on #Tesla #ModelY. 3 Model Y have arrived in Auckland, New Zealand from Tesla on ANL Warrnambool Monday night. Likely there for winter testing as we have seen with other new models. This could be the first sign of Tesla preparing for more Model Y markets. pic.twitter.com/AbpjleA1J8— VedaPrime (@VedaPrime) July 14, 2020
Together with Model Ys, two Model 3s and one Model S arrived in Auckland. Veda Prime suggests that they can also be tested after some changes. We know that Model Y has a heat pump that dramatically changes the game. It is 300% more efficient than Tesla’s resistive heating system. The slight upgrade Tesla has introduced to its SUV crossover has many advantages, including the fact that a heat pump may increase the range of the Model Y in cold weather. Perhaps in the future, the old models of the company will be optimized and their release with improvements that will take them to a new level.
The arrival of Model Ys may be a sign that Tesla is preparing to expand markets. Recently, the price of an SUV has been reduced, which will certainly lead to an increase in demand.
Tesla Fremont GA4.5 Nears Completion, Hints Next Level Model Y Production Rate In Q3https://t.co/5JPCDNiiE7— Tesmanian.com (@Tesmanian_com) July 12, 2020
Tesla continues to expand in the global market. The factory in Fremont, Giga Shanghai, and Giga Berlin will produce affordable Model 3 and Model Y to meet the needs of all auto markets in the world. Tesla's expansion has already begun.
Veda Prime also reports that two Model Ys were exported privately heading to the Dominican Republic.
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