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Model 3 Right Hand Drive and UK

Leo UK

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Mar 13, 2018
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Devon UK
Hi Everyone
I am sorry to ask what is probably an impossible question to answer....but here goes!!!
Is there any way of knowing when Tesla 3 models will start to arrive in the UK, how long the waiting list is above me and if I will still be waiting 18-24 months from now?
I put a £1000 deposit down in Feb 2018- so I am not holding my breath.

Thanks
Leo UK
 

Leo UK

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Mar 13, 2018
129
12
Devon UK
I'm a first week reservation holder in a RHD country and my ETA shows as early 2019...what does yours say on the mytesla page?
Thank you Strykeroz- MyTesla page says early 2019 !!
I think that might be optimistic-( will be delighted of course if it is then) which is why I was curious as to how non-north Americans have made reservations.
 

strykeroz

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May 27, 2016
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Brisbane, Australia
"Early" is subjective of course. I hear people complaining that xmas starts earlier every year, but I've yet to see a tree go up in February...Q1 2019 would be a tremendous (and welcome) surprise to me.
 

Leo UK

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Mar 13, 2018
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Devon UK
Agreed, I guess they want to roll them out then- you are in Poll position it seems!
Say Hello to Australia- My Sister-in-Law is in Cairns
 

trm2

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Apr 3, 2016
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"Early" is subjective of course. I hear people complaining that xmas starts earlier every year, but I've yet to see a tree go up in February...Q1 2019 would be a tremendous (and welcome) surprise to me.
With Tesla, 2019 is subjective too!
 

smythey

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Nov 17, 2015
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Scotland
I am a first day reservation holder (non owner) in the UK. My ETA says "Early 2019".

Me too. At this stage, I have no expectation of getting my car in Early 2019. I think it’s 50/50 whether it’ll be in 2019 at all.

2018 is about North America. 2019 is about LHD cars to the rest of the world. RHD cars after that (whenever that ends up being).

All this means a long wait for us in the UK - but on the plus side we’ll get a much better and more refined car.
 

cizUK

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Mar 13, 2017
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UK
Hi Everyone
I am sorry to ask what is probably an impossible question to answer....but here goes!!!
Is there any way of knowing when Tesla 3 models will start to arrive in the UK, how long the waiting list is above me and if I will still be waiting 18-24 months from now?
I put a £1000 deposit down in Feb 2018- so I am not holding my breath.

Thanks
Leo UK
This spreadsheet comes in handy for delivery estimating - Model 3 Delivery Estimator
Discussion about the spreadsheet here - Model 3 Delivery Estimator ♞
1st day reservationists are August 2019, mine is saying September, and for you it looks to be October
 
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Leo UK

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Mar 13, 2018
129
12
Devon UK
Me too. At this stage, I have no expectation of getting my car in Early 2019. I think it’s 50/50 whether it’ll be in 2019 at all.

2018 is about North America. 2019 is about LHD cars to the rest of the world. RHD cars after that (whenever that ends up being).

All this means a long wait for us in the UK - but on the plus side we’ll get a much better and more refined car.
Thats a really good point, with each year Tesla will as you say add in refinements..
 

Leo UK

Member
Mar 13, 2018
129
12
Devon UK
This spreadsheet comes in handy for delivery estimating - Model 3 Delivery Estimator
Discussion about the spreadsheet here - Model 3 Delivery Estimator ♞
1st day reservationists are August 2019, mine is saying September, and for you it looks to be October
Thats really helpful thank you CizUK Gosh thats a long way off for sure- if it extends beyond that many will be tempted to look at the array of other EV's or look at a pre-owned S !! I guess like everyone else on the waiting list I will watch and see how the production ramps up..
 

cizUK

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Mar 13, 2017
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UK
Thats really helpful thank you CizUK Gosh thats a long way off for sure- if it extends beyond that many will be tempted to look at the array of other EV's or look at a pre-owned S !! I guess like everyone else on the waiting list I will watch and see how the production ramps up..
Yes, although many others are planned for 2020, especially in the model 3 price bracket
 

strykeroz

Member
May 27, 2016
625
431
Brisbane, Australia
The word 'early' has dropped from my delivery estimator. It just says 2019 now

I visited the Martin Place Tesla store in Sydney this week and they now expect us to be among the last RHD countries to see deliveries, similar to the model x rollout.

The op may see his before mine arrives after all.
 

Candleflame

Active Member
Mar 9, 2015
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QLD, Australia
Elon tweeted a couple of days that RHD models will be delayed till Mid 2019. So realistically we are talking about end of 2019...

Not too late to get a Northern Territory postbox and register a LHD ha.
 

Leo UK

Member
Mar 13, 2018
129
12
Devon UK
Elon tweeted a couple of days that RHD models will be delayed till Mid 2019. So realistically we are talking about end of 2019...

Not too late to get a Northern Territory postbox and register a LHD ha.
oh nooo... Late 2019... sighs thats a real wait with so many other models coming out..but they are not Tesla's!!
 

sweter

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Jul 6, 2017
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London, UK / Wroclaw, POL
I remember I visited Tesla store in London not long after reserving my Model 3 in 2016 and they told me I shouldn't expect it in the UK until at least 2019. That was back when Model 3 downselling was in full swing and they tried to convert me to Model S hard. I thought "yea, whatever, you didn't seem to get the memo about the production speed up from Elon". I guess they were right :)
 

Leo UK

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Mar 13, 2018
129
12
Devon UK
As I only reserved in Feb 2018 its going to look increasingly like Feb 2020 !! I guess by then Ill have lots of other cars to look at too- or do I crack now and get a preowned Tesla S?
 

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