The first batch of China-made RHD Tesla Model 3s has arrived in Australia. Within 1-2 weeks, the first customers will receive their cars, which were produced at the company's new plant— Giga Shanghai.
At the beginning of the year, Tesla Giga Shanghai was actively ramping up production to begin shipping China-made Model 3s to some overseas markets. Right-hand drive (RHD) vehicles were first spotted at the factory in January last month, and the order configurator for countries such as Australia, New Zealand, and Japan contained photographs of the updated Model 3 interior, which was only produced at the Chinese factory.
According to Tesla tracker Veda Prime/Twitter, the Tokyo Car arrived at Port Kembla on February 21. He indicated in the description that the ship is rumored to be carrying over 800 Tesla Model 3 electric vehicles made in China.
Tokyo Car has arrived at Port Kembla rumoured to be carrying over 800 made in China Tesla to Australia— VedaPrime (@VedaPrime) February 20, 2021
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The delivery will mark the beginning of the supply of China-made Teslas to the Australian market, as well as the rapid development of Giga Shanghai, which has become the backbone of the company in achieving its production goals and accelerating the world's transition to sustainable energy.
Direct deliveries to customers in Australia should begin in 1-2 weeks depending on location. All vehicles are expected to be delivered by the end of March to strengthen Tesla's position in Q1 2021.
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