Tesla has started taking orders for Model Y throughout Europe. For current orders, estimated delivery is stated as September for Long Range models.
Contrary to the original plans, the first Model Ys to be delivered to Europe will reportedly be produced in Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory.
Orders have been opened in almost all European countries, although there are a few war-mongers. As best we can see, orders are open in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Spain, France, Croatia, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Hungary, the Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Switzerland, Sweden and Finland.
So almost everywhere in Europe. Unfortunately, Romania, the United Kingdom, Ireland and “Other Europe”
To check availability in your country, go to Tesla’s order page. Each country will have slightly different prices, so click through to see what it costs in yours.
Currently, 1,600 kg of towing is not available as a factory setting and must be purchased and installed after delivery. Towing is quite popular throughout Europe, so this is something to consider for all Europeans who may be planning a road trip in September with their brand new Model Y. The seven-seater interior is also not available for orders yet.
While Long Range models will be delivered in September, the Performance models will come later – for them, estimated delivery is stated as “2022”.
Tesla had previously planned to supply European model Ys from their gig factory in Berlin, but production has been delayed and it looks like they will not be able to reach their mid-2021 target.
So instead of waiting for Berlin to come online, Tesla will reportedly send cars from Shanghai to Europe to get cars faster on the road.
Despite the fact that European model Ys come from China, the new Chinese standard series model Y is currently not available on Tesla’s European order page.
Oddly enough, Tesla says on the spot that the Model Y Long Range has an “estimated” range of 505 km. On their website in China, the Model Y Long Range is listed as a range of 542 km on the WLTP test protocol. Europe uses the WLTP test protocol, so the area must be the same between the two regions. We are not sure why Tesla is showing the lower estimated number of EU orders, but perhaps it will be raised in the future to harmonize with the WLTP protocol.
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