Tesla, superchargers towards the Model Y. Tesla’s movements of late has given rise to the thoughts that the Model Y is not far away for Australian Right hand drive versions of the Model Y.
The recent price drop, paired with the introduction of more superchargers has given rise to the idea that the Model Y‘s introduction to Australia is not far away.
The new superchargers are mostly flagged to be operational in the early part of 2022. Allowing some to speculate that the Model Y will be open for ordering in the later part of the year.
The new Superchargers appeared on the Tesla website earlier this week. Their introduction came with little fanfare. This arrival is auspicious as the earnings call for Quarter 1 is due to occur in the coming week.
Recent interest in the electric vehicle has started gain ground swell in Australia. Recently a number of mainstream media outlets have produced many and varied stories about the efficacy of the electric vehicle.
The biggest hurdle is the influence the government has over the current lay of the land for uptake of EVs. Their lackluster policy and attitude towards them EVs is telling. My blog from last week explores this more thoroughly,
It is very sad to see the Prime Minister talking Hydrogen when the best part of the world is driving towards electrification. Once again showing his lack of understanding and how much the wrong advice is being given to him.
Renewable energy is something that is not using any expendable resources. Hydrogen unfortunately relies on using water, which again is a finite resource and one of the most precious we have.
Anyway, the discussion about the Model Y is that the introduction of the Model Y will occur towards the 4th quarter this year.
I have a different theory. I have recently received a tip from an anonymous source that has led me to believe the introduction of ordering the Model Y to the Australian market will, “not be far off”. Let’s hope it comes from the earnings call.
So, at this stage, I believe ordering will open within the next month. This works when you consider it takes time for cars to be produced and delivered to Australia. Currently, the model 3 is saying 8-10 weeks for delivery.
If we extrapolate this timeline, we see the model Y would arrive in Australia for delivery around August. This would coincide with eh opening of some key super chargers that were just announced.
If ordering opens in the next 2 months, that gives them 3-4 months make and deliver from Giga Shanghai.
Only time will tell if my suggestion is sound, but I am fairly confident it is.
Clarify my requests
For those that have seen my twitter feed, you will know that I have been a consistent in asking about the Model Y. Most of you have been interested in my requests of Elon and Tesla. However some have been suggesting I am a pest.
I just want to set the record straight. My asking about the Model Y ordering is due to the fact I believe Australia will buy more Model Y than Model 3. I believe the sooner it gets to market in Australia the sooner it will become the best-selling SUV in Australia. If the price is right. See my post about my theory for price.
The average person in Australia wants a spacious vehicle and the Model Y SUV offers this.
The Model 3 has set the tone and I believe the Model Y will bring home to those on the fence that the electric vehicles is versatile. They are simple to use. It is possible to do all things that ICE vehicles do and more.
The Model Y needs to be opened up to the Australian public. It needs to be at a competitive price so that Average Australians can afford it.
Tesla Superchargers towards the Model Y with the introduction of new Superchargers along strategic roads. In combination with with the price drop of the Model 3 combined with some information I received recently, I believe we will see what comes but Model Y is not far from the Australian public to order.