In what way do you think it is advantageous? I struggle to think of anything
You'll lose your your warranty if you move it.
There is NOTHING illegal about driving RHD in Europe or vice versa. Vehicles do it all the time in the "tunnel".Technically, he won't lose his warranty. He'll just have to ship the car back to the US to get service under warranty, or any service at all for that matter. Tesla service service center in Europe simply won't touch US-spec cars.
Beside that problem there are many differences between US-spec and UK-spec cars that would make a US-spec car not road legal or limits its usability in the UK.
- RHD vs LHD
- Symmetric vs asymmetric headlights
- Red vs amber rear turn signals - may change soon as new Model Y in the US have rear amber turn signal now.
- Different charge port
- Cellular network - you can't just swap a SIM as it is an eSIM.
I have an opportunity to relocate to the UK for work. Of all the challenges (and excitement) associated with such a move, I am most concerned with what to do with my new M3P that I took delivery on in December. I feel like I would take a huge loss if I sell it (taxes and depreciation.) On the other hand, I don't know if it is possible to ship the car, or if the software is able to be updated to reflect the changes.
Does anyone have any experience relocating to Europe with your Tesla?
Lol how is a red turn signal dangerous exactly?
In my city drivers have decided that turn signals are optional, so the lamp color is a moot argument.Europeans have decided that there is a benefit in having turn signals that are visually distinct from brake lights. They use amber turn signals. Either color is allowed in the US. For aesthetic or other design reasons, many US cars have only red lights. There is some data that supports the conclusion that stopping time is faster when different colors are used.