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Tesla Model Y Arrives in the UK, Right-Hand Models Spotted in the Wild

The Model Y is a success story in Europe as well as in the U.S., but British drivers are yet to discover the new crossover from Tesla. It looks like this will happen rather soon, as the first customers who ordered the Model Y were notified to prepare for the car delivery. Several right-hand cars were also spotted in different locations, confirming the first test drives will start soon.
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Living in a left-hand traffic country, the UK drivers don’t have the best of luck when it comes to getting the latest models. Because the cars have to be adapted for driving on the left side of the road (which Brits argue is actually the right side) there are always some delays in getting new cars in the showrooms. This is also the case with the Tesla Model Y, a hugely successful car in other parts of the world.

The ordering books were opened in October last year, but the right-hand-drive cars were missing in action. This meant the potential buyers could not even take a test drive to see for themselves how the cars drive. This situation is about to change rather soon and the first right-hand-drive cars were spotted at various locations in the UK, as reported by Drive Tesla.

Not only that but, apparently, the first customers were notified to prepare for the delivery of their car. This is a clear indication Tesla will start deliveries soon, although it might still take a while. Tesla routinely updates delivery status and sends “Prepare for your Model Y Delivery” emails.

The UK-bound Model Y comes from the Gigafactory Shanghai, as the German plant is yet to ramp up production. Indeed, all the cars spotted have Chinese VINs, but it is unclear whether they come with the updated features announced for the 2022 model year. Most likely they will be, as the UK market is hugely important for Tesla and they wouldn’t want Brits to drive outdated cars. Tesla Model 3 is the second best-selling electric car in the UK, and thus the Model Y is expected to be at least that successful.



 
 
 
 
 

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