Tesla launches Mannequin Y in UK and different right-hand-drive markets


Tesla has launched the Mannequin Y in the UK and a number of other different right-hand-drive markets as the electrical SUV solidifies its place as the most well-liked EV on the planet.

Initially, the Mannequin Y was solely to be launched in Europe when Tesla started manufacturing on the Gigafactory Berlin.

Nevertheless, Tesla modified its plan and started importing Mannequin Y autos from Gigafactory Shanghai in some European markets, however not but within the UK and another right-hand-drive markets in Europe.

In October, Tesla started taking orders for the Mannequin Y within the UK, beginning at £54,990 for the Lengthy Vary all-wheel-drive, with supply in “early 2022”.

Tesla’s market chief for the UK and Eire Tim Findlay introduced that Mannequin Y deliveries have begun within the UK, Wales, Scotland and Northern Eire (by way of LinkedIn):

The UK has turn into an essential marketplace for Tesla over the previous few years.

Tesla had file gross sales in the UK in 2021, and new automobile registration knowledge reveals it helped the nation attain a brand new electrical market share milestone: greater than 10% of the auto marketplace for the primary time.

The automaker delivered 34,000 Mannequin 3 autos within the nation – nearly 3 times greater than the second best-selling EV available in the market.

The Mannequin Y is prone to be as standard or much more standard within the UK than the Mannequin 3, as has been the case in different markets.

It is going to be attention-grabbing to see what number of Mannequin Y autos Tesla can ship within the coming months – though precise portions are anticipated to coincide with the beginning of deliveries from Gigafactory Berlin, which remains to be an uncertainty, as we reported as we speak.

Apparently, as a part of advertising the launch of the Mannequin Y within the UK, Tesla launched the ‘Tesla Bot’ or now referred to as the ‘Optimus’:

Elon Musk not too long ago mentioned that ‘Tesla is prioritizing product growth of the Optimus humanoid robotic in 2022’ over different merchandise together with its new autos.

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