Musk admits Demand For Model Y Overwhelmed Tesla in Australia
Model Y deliveries in Australia began only on June 10 and already Tesla is overwhelmed with demand.
Model Y delivery dates have to be extended well into next year due to Tesla's underestimation of market reactions to the launch.
It is clear that this is not an ideal situation for Australian buyers, who have waited over two years for the Model Y to arrive in their country and must now contend with long delivery timelines.
According to Tesla's Australian website, both the RWD and Performance models sold in the country are expected to be delivered between February 2023 and May 2023.
Tesla announced last Friday that the Model Y would be available between August and November 2022, and November 2022 to February 2023 for the Performance model.
Coming from Elon Musk, who has previously stated that the Model Y could become the world's best-selling car, this is rather surprising. He said that the electric crossover would likely reach this milestone by 2022 or 2023
The Model Y was launched almost simultaneously in Australia, Japan, New Zealand, and Singapore; the large number of orders from these markets likely put a strain on Tesla's production.
Tesla has experience selling cars in big RHD markets, including the United Kingdom and Japan, but the Model Y has yet to enter the United States. All 3 variants of the Model 3 are also slated for delivery between February and May 2023,