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EU production starts for left driving countries first?

Discussion in 'Europe -' started by Wiebe, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. Wiebe

    Wiebe Member

    Apr 21, 2012

    I just read this (for the first time) on the Ducth part of the Tesla site. You can find it under Model S, FAQ:

    Q: When will the production of the Model S start?
    A: De European production for countries that drive left will start according to planning the end of 2012 of begin 2013.

    Now, of course this can be layed out two ways: either the production for the right driving EU countries starts earlier (must have started already then) or they start with the UK/Ireland first.

    Anyone an idea how to interpret this?

    Best, Wiebe
  2. linaser

    linaser Member

    Sep 29, 2011
    I think the information in the FAQ section is outdated. In March 11, GeorgeB announced delivery for the left hand drive EU-version of the Model S for "late 2012". Now Tesla estimating Q1/2013 for the first delivery to Europe, so I think the right hand drive version of the Model S will shift so mid or end if 2013. Maybe we should make Tesla aware of this... ?
  3. meloccom

    meloccom Moderator Aus/NZ

    Feb 11, 2008
    Sydney Australia
    When I went to the Palo Alto Get Amped event in August, I was told by the Australian sales manager that Right hand drive production will start around July 2013.
    Since then the ramp up process may well have changed things, but I would guess it would only be to delay the RHD start date.
    I'm not expecting my (Australia) P26 Model S before September 2013, possibly later.
    I'm betting Europe will get their cars before UK, and my money is on Norway getting the first Model S in Europe.

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