First Tesla Model Y Deliveries in China Set for This Month Says VP

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Tesla’s Model Y launched sales in China on New Year’s day, and the first orders are set to be delivered later in January.

According to Tesla China’s Vice-President, Grace Tao, she announced on Wednesday the first Model Y deliveries are indeed set for later this month (via @42how_).

Tesla’s website indicates for new Model Y orders placed as of today, Long Range AWD versions will deliver in Q2, while Performance versions won’t get delivery until Q3. Now that’s a long wait.

Clearly, there is some intense demand for Tesla’s SUV right now in China, which includes a heated steering wheel, HEPA filter and Bioweapon Defense Mode, still unavailable outside of the country (a Model Y with heated steering wheel was seen in the U.S. last week though).