Tesla Experiences Record Sales in Australia
Tesla is on track for its best sales year in Australia, with nearly 30,000 electric vehicles sold by the end of July, according to data from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI). The current quarter is shaping up to be particularly strong, with multiple indicators pointing to higher sales, reports The Driven.
VedaPrime, a Tesla shipping tracking expert, recently reported that over 10 Tesla-carrying ships have arrived in Australia in the first two months of this quarter alone. The latest vessel, the roll-on-roll-off (RORO) carrier Glovis Caravel, follows last week’s record-breaking shipment.
A total of 749 Tesla Model 3 and Model Y vehicles were unloaded from the Crystal Ace vessel at the port of Fremantle, marking the largest single shipment to Western Australia.
“The process to unload this shipment of Tesla took a couple of days,” noted the Tesla Owners Club of Western Australia.
Sales for July have already shown a 7% increase over April, the previous first month of the quarter, with nearly 4,000 cars sold. The Model Y, in particular, has been leading the charts, even outselling the Toyota Rav4.
Adding to the momentum, Tesla has initiated the quarter with significant price reductions on both the Model 3 and Model Y. “The Model 3 and the Model Y are now the cheapest they have ever been, with prices reduced by $3,500 across multiple popular variants,” the company announced.
A Tesla Model 3 now starts at $57,400 before on-road costs or state/territory rebates, while the Model Y starts at $65,400. The competitive pricing of the Model Y makes it eligible for multiple state and territory subsidies, broadening its accessibility to buyers.
With large shipments, strong sales data, and price reductions, Tesla is poised for a record-breaking quarter in Australia.