Tesla Model Y orders start in Australia, Japan, New Zealand & Singapore

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Update: Tesla has also started taking Model Y RWD and Dual Motor AWD Performance orders in New Zealand and Singapore. In New Zealand, the Model Y RWD starts at NZD$76,200 ($48,883.44), while the Dual Motor AWD performance variant costs NZD$108,900 ($69,860.98). The estimated delivery dates for New Zealand’s Model Y RWD orders are between August to November 2022. For the AWD variant, reservation holders can expect their orders between November 2022 to February 2023.

Over in Singapore, the Model Y RWD costs SGD$91,990 ($66,635.52), and the AWD Performance costs SGD$110,990 ($80398.70). Delivery dates in Singapore for both variants are set for late 2022.

Tesla has started taking Model Y orders in Australia and Japan, expanding the all-electric SUVs global market even more.

According to Tesla’s order page in Australia, the Model Y Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) starts at AU$68,900 ($48,895.24) before options. On the other hand, the Model Y Dual-Motor All-Wheel Drive (AWD) Performance variant costs AU$93,900 ($66,636.62) before options. The Model Y’s estimated delivery date in Australia is between November 2022 to February 2023 as of Friday, June 10.

Meanwhile, in Japan, the Model Y RWD starts at ¥6,190,000 ($46,156.97), and the Model Y Dual Motor AWD Performance costs ¥8,090,000 ($60,324.70). Tesla’s estimated delivery date for Model Y RWD in Japan is August to September 2022. The Dual-Motor AWD Performance variant’s delivery estimates is the second half of 2022.

For comparison, Tesla is selling the Model Y Dual Motor AWD Long Range and Performance variants in the United States. The Model Y Long Range starts at $62,990, while the Performance variant costs $67,990 before options and potential savings. The estimated delivery dates for Model Y orders in the United States is between December 2022 to March 2023, extending well into next year.

The start of Australia and Japan’s Model Y RWD orders suggests that Giga Shanghai’s production is returning to normal as it will handle deliveries for those two countries. Tesla China has come back with a vengeance of limited output following the COVID-19 breakout in Shanghai, which caused a series of lockdowns in the city.

Tesla Giga Shanghai produced 33,544 vehicles in May, a 212% increase compared to April’s numbers. Tesla China is aiming to produce 71,000 this June as it exits Shanghai’s closed-loop system.

While Giga Shanghai roars back to life, Gigafactory Texas kicked off its Model Y deliveries. Tesla’s new HQ will be introducing Model Y cars with 4680 battery cells and structural battery packs.

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