First Tesla Model Y Customer Deliveries Have Arrived in Australia

The Tesla Model 3 was Australia’s best-selling electric vehicle (EV) heading into the year, but the country has also awaited the automaker’s electric SUV for years — and now it’s finally starting to arrive.

Tesla’s first Model Y units set to be delivered to customers have arrived in Australia, as confirmed by the vehicles’ VIN numbers entered into the Register of Approved Vehicles (RAV) in the infrastructure department, according to The Driven.

The SUVs arrived on Australian-bound ships carrying thousands of Tesla’s vehicles, including just the Model 3 and Model Y.

The ships are expected to continue delivering Tesla vehicles over the next two months, and were spotted by The Driven on August 1.

The Model Y and Model 3 units were built at Tesla’s Gigafactory Shanghai facility during the latter part of June when the production reached pre-lockdown production capacity.

Several Tesla Model Y units were also spotted aboard trucks in Australia in June, amounting to at least six of the electric SUVs on the continent, four of which headed to Melbourne.

Tesla officially launched Model Y sales in Australia in June, while also launching sales in Japan, New Zealand, Singapore and others at the same time.

With the introduction of the Model Y, some say Tesla’s sales in Australia could double by the end of the year, amidst higher EV demand than ever.

Tesla continues to export Model 3 and Model Y cars from Giga Shanghai at high rates, according to a recent video filmed of the Nangang Pier in Shanghai, filmed by Wu Wa: