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Published on August 10th, 2016 | by James Ayre


Official Australian Tesla Model X Launch On August 24

August 10th, 2016 by  

Model X Don MaxTesla Model X reservation holders in Australia will be treated to a launch event later this month in Sydney, presumably setting the stage for local deliveries to begin, according to recent reports.

It bears remembering here that Australia is a right-hand-drive (RHD) country, so deliveries to the market can’t begin until RHD production is going strong. And, as far as I’m aware, there haven’t yet been any RHD spotted anywhere in the world, so who knows if actual deliveries will begin at the upcoming launch event in Sydney.

The original comment by “PaulW” on the Tesla Motors Club forum that brought this to my attention reveals that the event will be taking place from 5:30 pm (local time of course) to “late” at the Australian Technology Park in Eveleigh.

With regard to the possibility of a functional RHD Model X being on hand for the launch event, the commentator “championi” noted: “A ride would be nice, although I’m not holding my breath as I think no they will have a LHD on display which can’t be driven on our roads. It will still be nice to see the car in the flesh and take seat inside to get an idea of how it will be once we get delivery. I’m sure I’ll be pleased. Tesla family here we come!”

Whether there’s a RHD Model X on hand or not, the launch event sounds fun. How many of our readers will be attending?



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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.

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