Tesla Model S Dual Motor First Deliveries In UK Set For July 2015


Tesla Model S P85D

Tesla Model S P85D

Announcement of the dual-motor, all-wheel-drive Tesla Model S was perhaps the highlight for 2014 for Tesla Motors.

Almost immediately following the announcement that the D was available for immediate ordering in the U.S., Tesla followed that up by listing the D’s availability in the UK (along with other European countries).

In the UK, Tesla says ordering for the D is now open, with first deliveries set for July 2015 (versus December 2014 for U.S.).

Pricing in the UK for the P85D ranges from £78,000 to well over £100,000, depending on variant and options. Of course, the cheaper route would be to spec a 60 kWh or 85 kWh (non-performance) with dual motors.  However, then deliveries won’t begin until September 2015.

Anyways, it seems Tesla is acting quickly to make sure that the D is available globally.  Unlike when the Model S RWD launched, there’s not going to be several months or even years of delay between the U.S. launch and worldwide availability of this dual-motor model

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The screen shot of the Model S Design Center is old. The available configurations on the en_GB site is largely the same as the US site. Most notably, the 60D is no longer available.

I don’t know if the Brits can handle ‘the D’. Especially those wankers at Top Gear. Heck, their show is even named after an obsolete technology in view of EVs that don’t need a transmission.

I have to wonder if it has anything to do with low service centers or lagging reservations. Australia had many delays due to both and are only now getting first Model S deliveries at all in Dec, 2014. More than two years since deliveries began in the USA. Why would someone in the UK wait while someone in Norway or USA can have December or January deliveries? Shipping quantity costs tied to volume of demand may be why.

The D may need a new Type Approval, which would lead to some extra delay in some markets. Model S (non-D) with Autopilot hardware has had some extra delay getting approved in Hong Kong for example.