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Wow ok big news in Tesla circles this morning.
Firstly the news that for “The Foreseeable Future” the will be NO Right-Hand Drive production of the new Model S or X – the “palladium” versions including Plaid.
This affects all countries who drive on the left including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan and more.
People have had reservations down for years and now this news. There are a lot of angry customers that’s for sure.
But a second twist in the tale….. you CAN get a Left Hand Drive in the UK right NOW! Tesla GB website is now updated and shows a number of cars in stock for “immediate delivery” at their Southampton hub.
are you tempted to take LHD? Maybe you are. My concern here is that what happens if they DO release in RHD some time. The LHD will drop a ton in value and be worth much less surely.
And what are the prices for UK now?
Model S Long Range – from £95,480
Model S Plaid – from £114,930
Model X Long Range – from £99,930
Model X Plaid – from £124,780
how many will spend £100,000 on a Left Hand Drive car?
What will insurance companies think.
What about car park barriers and toll roads. OK so many of these now don’t have booths any more BUT what about when you want to overtake on a country road? This would be more dangerous wouldn’t it.
Are Tesla just going to say “deal with it”? only ever make LHD and we just have to get used to it. Maybe Elon Musk will make us change which side of the road we drive on…
Have you ever known a company make moves like this? It wasn’t what i was expecting that’s for sure…
Tell me your thoughts….
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