Reports suggest that the first 800 Model 3s have arrived in Wollongong from Tesla's newly minted Shanghai factory. Once delivered, they will be the first Chinese-made Tesla vehicles sold in Australia, but will anybody notice the difference?
Tesla’s most affordable model to-date has finally arrived in Australia, ending reservation holders’ 3 year wait and an equally long hype cycle. Today on the JET Charge blog we’ve collected the information you’ll need to decide if the Model 3 is the EV for you.
No, you didn’t misread the title, and we didn’t misspell it. US automaker Tesla is known by most as a trendsetting electric automaker, but for Wall Street investors their publicly traded stock — listed under the TSLA ticker — is the battlefield of a long-fought war between pro- and anti-Tesla investors. We dig through the rubble to see who’s winning in the wake of an explosive Q2 earnings call from TSLA.
We’ve finally got some concrete news about the Model 3 coming to Australia. This week Tesla certified 2 variants with the RVCS. But without more news from Tesla themselves, we’ve had to do some digging to find out exactly which of the overseas offerings Australia will be getting for the launch of the Model 3 and how much they’re likely to cost.
Volvo subsidiary Polestar will be releasing their all-electric flagship in Australia next year. Pricing for the Polestar 2 remains unconfirmed, but signs point to a potential Model 3 competitor. We look at the specs to see where it stands against Tesla’s latest offering.
Tesla’s recent announcement of the V3 supercharger has many owners giddy in anticipation of 250 kW fast-charges, but perhaps we should already be celebrating. A recent reddit post shows the 2019.7.11 firmware delivering a 147 kW charge-rate on a Californian Model 3.