Tesla Model S Launches In Australia; First Australian Supercharger Comes Online

DEC 10 2014 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 9

Tesla Model S in Australia

Tesla Model S in Australia

Tesla Model S in Australia

Tesla Model S in Australia

As we predicted, Tesla Motors launched in Australia yesterday, December 9, 2014.

Last evening, Tesla delivered nine Model S EVs to the first buyers in Australia.  Those deliveries took place at a special event in Sydney.  Tesla says that additional deliveries will occur today.

Along with first deliveries, Tesla announced the opening of its first store, first service center and first Supercharger station in Australia:

TESLA OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES IN AUSTRALIA

ELECTRIC CAR MAKER DELIVERS FIRST MODEL S CARS TO AUSTRALIAN CUSTOMERS, LAUNCHES SUPERCHARGER NETWORK, OPENS STORE IN SYDNEY

SYDNEY, Tuesday, December 9, 2014 – Tesla Motors delivered nine new cars to customers in Sydney tonight at an event to mark the arrival of the Model S in Australia. Deliveries for other Australian Model S customers will commence tomorrow.

Tesla also officially launches its retail presence tomorrow in Australia, opening the doors at the country’s first store and service centre in St Leonards, Sydney. By the end of 2015, customers will be able to visit Tesla stores and service centres in both Sydney and Melbourne. Tesla will also continue to hold Model S test-drive events around the country.

Model S Delivery Event In Sydney

Model S Delivery Event In Sydney

MODEL S IN AUSTRALIA

Model S is an uncompromised electric vehicle that delivers 502 kilometres of range on a single charge. With a 17-inch touchscreen, an outstanding safety record, and an acceleration of 0-100 km/h in 3.4 seconds, the fully electric Model S redefines automotive design and engineering.

FIRST AUSTRALIAN SUPERCHARGERS

Tesla also energized the first Superchargers in Australia at the delivery event today. The Star and Darling Hotel site at Pyrmont represents a central location for customers in Sydney and a destination for visiting owners, which will enable Model S drivers to travel long distances in Australia for free. The North Sydney Retail and Service Centre also has a Supercharger station for visiting owners.

A Supercharger can replenish half of Model S’s 502 KM range in as little as 20 minutes. Superchargers enable long distance travel and are typically located near amenities like restaurants and shopping centres so travelers can stop for a quick meal or coffee break while charging. Next year, the Tesla Supercharger network will connect Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney, and by 2016 the network will connect all major cities along the east coast of Australia.

Tesla Model S prices in Australia

Tesla Model S prices in Australia

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9 Comments on "Tesla Model S Launches In Australia; First Australian Supercharger Comes Online"

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Miggy

Tesla, please don’t forget about New Zealand.

Mike I

The New Zealander Steve West who imported his own UK Spec Model S from Tilburg to NZ said that Tesla Australia has worked up a scheme for people to take delivery in AU without local taxes and registration. One would still have to arrange transport to NZ and pay the applicable duties and registration upon arrival.

See Through

How did they manage that? Is it an electric car incentive, or Tesla found some loophole in the regulations?

Rob Stark

In New Zealand there is a 15% import duty on electric cars plus NZ$46.89 import entry transaction fee.

http://www.dutycalculator.com/popular-import-items/import-duty-and-taxes-for-car/

kdawg

The superchargers are only 1 mile apart?

mutle

Looks similar to how they are set up in London. This is probably Tesla’s way of setting up the Superchargers in areas where some city-dwelling customers can not get a charging station at home or can use it while commuting.

Bryan Whitton

One is a SC station and the other is likely at the service center. Just a guess.

Mark Sydney

Actually they’re 10.4 kilometres apart according to Google Maps.

Miggy