Tesla Readies Australia For Model 3: New Service & Delivery Centers

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SEP 28 2018 BY STEVEN LOVEDAY 13

While the Tesla Model 3 is not yet selling overseas, the automaker is getting prepped.

The huge popularity of the Tesla Model 3 has seemingly taken the attention off other Tesla efforts and especially the company’s global impact. Though the Silicon Valley automaker has been up against production hell and now delivery hell – and it appears that North American Model 3 deliveries have put a hold on just about everything else – work is still underway abroad, and Australia is surely no exception.

Tesla has made a big impact in Oz as of late, mostly due to the success of its colossal Powerpack installation. However, the Model 3 has already proven wildly popular in the land down under. As we recently reported, huge lines formed when the car officially debuted there just last week.

Now, Tesla has announced that it will open a new service and delivery center in Alexandria. The new center will be the second in Sydney, an area where many Tesla owners reside. It seems the automaker is trying to get ahead of delivery logistics hell overseas before it becomes a problem. On top of the new facility, Tesla is also now offering mobile service for owners in  Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne. A Tesla spokesperson told The Driven:

The launch of mobile servicing, the new Service and Delivery centre in Alexandria and our expanding Supercharger network are all essential as Tesla moves towards the release of Model 3 in 2019.

The introduction of mobile servicing in Australia is part of Tesla’s efforts to double our global mobile service fleet throughout 2018.

The Model 3 was previously revealed in Australia and customers were told that it will arrive in mid-to-late 2019 with the model displayed having an approximate starting price of $57,000 USD ($77,500 Australian), which after taxes would be in the mid-$80,000 price range in Australia.

Source: The Driven

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13 Comments on "Tesla Readies Australia For Model 3: New Service & Delivery Centers"

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ffbj

Yeah, I even hear the are putting in a SC at Walkabout Creek, Mate. Crikey!

Do Not Read Between The Lines

I do wonder how aggressive Tesla is going to be in releasing the right-hand drive model.
The UK, Australia and New Zealand consumers aren’t especially patriotic, the smaller size of Model 3 could see it do much better in Japan than the S or X, India has cut some import tariffs on vehicles and there are other significant developing RHD markets, in SE Asia.

wavelet

Even the less expensive, SR, Model 3 is likely too expensive to sell much in India.
Japan is also not likely to be a significant market: The Japanese basically do not buy any foreign cars at all, except luxury cars (nothing less than BMW/Mercedes).

karlos

aren’t especially patriotic? i don’t understand what that means. australia and new zealand don’t produce cars anymore at all, if your suggesting they’d rather buy local than from elsewhere you’re very much mistaken – and even if they did, wouldn’t that make them MORE patriotic?

God/Bacardi

Meet the global demand of the LR Model 3 before selling the SR…

antrik

They likely want to phase in production of the cheaper models gradually, rather than suddenly having a large drop in average selling price…

Speculawyer

Australia? That’s a right-hand drive country. Aren’t we like a year away from that?

antrik

“it will arrive in mid-to-late 2019” — it’s right there in the article…

ModernMarvelFan

Hmm… that is earlier than I expected.

I thought RHD would be at least couple years out. Does this mean that Tesla already have more production capacity to fulfill those RHD orders?

Maybe it is a way to fill the more profitable version of the RHD before starting the base $35K version.

Jason

It can’t get here soon enough. But also really hoping the US$35k version gets released, I think that will hit the volume production figures out of the ball park. AUD$80k might be significantly less than then AUD$100k+ Model S/X, but AUD$50k Model 3 would put a serious rocket under Nissan, BMW, and all those other manufacturers.
My personal take on these things is Tesla has to ramp up GF battery supplies, which is the single component that is holding all manufacturers back, Li-Ion batteries.

Get Real

What is amazing is that as GM pulls out of all these markets to concentrate on low-mileage LICE trucks/SUVs, Tesla is going in with next generation technology products that will replace the LICE crap.

Marty

Going from a 2013 Volt , as GM no longer has any ev’ s available here, to a Tesla model 3.. depending on price . Mid 80’s might be too expensive for me. I would look at Kona if Tesla 3 is in mid 80’s . Big fan of the model 3, but already cancelled a model S because of price a few years ago. Will wait and see what the pricing is, and if the base model 3 becomes available in OZ. But cheers to Tesla, doing a great job.. Hope I can afford one. Great result for Q 3 BTW.

Martin T.

Glad they are serious with service centres to meet the customer demand.