Tesla Model Y Approved For Sale in Australia, Launch Imminent

Last month, the Tesla Model Y landed in Australia, causing users to consider if the electric vehicle (EV) would soon become available in the country.

Tesla’s Model Y has now approved by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications ROVER in the Australian market, meaning the electric SUV isn’t far from becoming a reality down under, according to TechAU.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk ‘liked’ a tweet related to TechAU’s story on the matter, adding some weight to the impending launch.

The vehicle has been approved to sell Standard Range, Long Range and Performance variants of the Model Y, all of which have been confirmed as the five-seat configuration in the country.

The price of the Tesla Model Y in Australia has yet to be released, though the price of the Model 3 dropped to $59,990 AUD in July – with the full starting price before subsidies lands around $62,000 AUD, depending on what state the buyer lives and purchases the sedan in.

The Tesla Model Y units shipped to Australia are likely to come from Tesla’s semi-nearby Gigafactory Shanghai, which the company uses to ship to many countries in Asia and surrounding regions.

Tesla also opened a new service center last week in Miranda, New South Wales, a suburb of Sydney. Tesla also opened the first Supercharger in Perth, Western Australia in July, with plans to continue expanding the charging infrastructure across Australia.