Santa has a bumper sack of presents for electrical car lovers in Australia. At our month-to-month Espresso, Cake, & EVs morning tea, Veda Prime introduced that the 40,000th Tesla might be delivered earlier than Christmas this 12 months. Just a few months after Robin Denholm introduced that Tesla anticipated to double the variety of its autos on Australian roads by the top of the 12 months, it seems just like the prophecy is quickly to be fulfilled. Teslas for Christmas.
Most EVs on Australian roads are Teslas, and most of them are white. Though there’s a trickle of different vehicles coming in, it’s prone to be that means for a while. The BYD Atto 3 and the MG ZS EV are combating it out for second place. I’m hoping that MG will realise its worth is just too excessive and we’ll find yourself with a sub-A$40,000 EV quickly. If not, it can get ugly when the BYD Seal and Dolphin swim into our shores, intently adopted by the slinky ORA Cat. Certainly, 2023 is shaping as much as be the 12 months of the extra reasonably priced EV.
In November, Tesla delivered 1,805 Mannequin Ys and 391 Mannequin 3s; BYD delivered 845 Atto 3s; and MG (SAIC) delivered 361 MG ZS EVs. Round 700 different EVs from numerous manufacturers additionally reached the fingers of keen homeowners.
Individuals ready for the sub-$20,000 EV with 1000 kilometers of vary that can tow a caravan may need to attend just a little longer. In the meantime, September noticed EVs obtain a 4.7% penetration charge in Australia — greater than double final 12 months’s adoption charge.
Let’s get again to these Teslas. Apparently there are 20 ships at numerous factors of transit from Shanghai to varied ports on the jap seaboard of Australia. The smallest is carrying round 100 vehicles, the biggest a couple of thousand. Mark (Veda) gained’t hazard a guess on the remaining numbers. We should be affected person to see what January brings. The Brisbane-bound vehicles are being offloaded as we communicate. Ports additional south could find yourself delivering their cargo within the new 12 months.
It is going to be a busy few weeks main as much as Christmas as Santa’s elves within the Tesla supply centres put together their presents for the anxious new homeowners. Many might be getting Teslas for Christmas, not a lump of coal.
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