One of our Australian readers, Peter Egan, was kind enough to share some photos and information about Tesla down under. One interesting tidbit is that Australia’s headquarters in Sydney (which has 30–40 staff) reports to the Hong Kong Tesla office, which is presumably the headquarters for the whole Asia-Oceania region.
Tesla now has showrooms in Melbourne and Sydney. (Interestingly, the Model S and BMW i3 went on sale in Australia within a few days of each other) Peter’s just a half a mile from the Sydney shop, which must make waiting on the Tesla Model 3 (the car he wants) all the more tantalizing. Below are some shots of the new Tesla shop, including some electricity upgrades.
As we’ve reported elsewhere, the price of a Model S in Australia starts at about AU$100,000. Shipping and import duties are a bitch. CleanTechnica commenters have expressed a bit of hope that Tesla might start manufacturing cars there, which would help bring down the price. We’ll let you know if we ever hear anything about that.
Here are some other notes from Peter: “It appears Australia and China have the same domestic power points. Hong Kong is using the UK power point. While only a minor complication, the history behind this would be intriguing to know.”
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