This was the waiting room for those of us at the end of the Tesla queue - Right Hand Drive Model 3! With RHDs now being delivered in volumes, this waiting closed its doors on 16 September 2019, a mere 1265 days after reservations opened.
Current Tesla RHD markets with stores are UK, Ireland, Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, Australia and New Zealand. Collectively those markets represent 9.1% of Tesla's global population reach so while we're relatively small we are thankfully not ignored.
Orders opened in the UK on 1 May and Australia, NZ, Japan and Hong Kong on 31 May, and the first RHD Model 3s were delivered in the UK on 20 June and in Australia on 30 August. So a total wait of 1177 days for the first reservers in the UK and 1248 days for those in Australia.
The guessing competition to predict the date on which you think the first RHD Model 3 will be delivered to a retail customer (i.e. non-Tesla-employee) has been run and won... and the winner is @greg
! His guess of 30 June turned out to be inspired, since there was only one massively earlier guess, leaving @greg
the whole month of June plus some to score the win. So well done @greg
, you can now cash in on your Tesla fame and glory!
The rules were:
1. One entry per person. It must be a date in dd/mm/yy format.
2. You cannot nominate a date that someone else has already guessed, or a date in the past.
3. The winner is “nearest the pin”. If two guesses are equidistant from the right date, the honour will be shared.
4. The winning date will be the date on which the first RHD Model 3 is delivered to a customer, in the timezone in which that delivery is made.
5. No correspondence will be entered into. Like mntlvr23, I make the rules up, I am a law unto myself. I can giveth, I can taketh away.
THE 12 ENTRIES:
31/03/19 - Ross1 (even more optimistic than greg)
30/06/19 - greg (turns out his optimism was justified!)
Thanks for playing
07/07/19 - noleaf4me (going for the other unambiguous date)
15/07/19 - priit (entered before the Musk tweet and might nail it)
31/07/19 - gordon.segar (the 40 month wait)
08/08/19 - M3BlueGeorgia (the first LHD market contestant, and unambiguous date to boot)
17/08/19 - bj (only because this is 1234 days)
30/08/19 - johnmann (adding to the date jam)
31/08/19 - virgored (hemming in jdanielp_uk from one side)
01/09/19 - jdanielp_uk (doing the climate dance)
02/09/19 - tas (hemming in jdanielp_uk from the other)
23/09/19 - Furry Mark (the Musk will Deliver in Time but only Just option)
Not all Model 3 variants and options are offered across all RHD markets which is still irritating. White interior, for example, is available on all three Model 3 variants offered in the UK and Ireland, but only on Performance in AU/NZ, and not at all in Japan, Hong Kong and Macau. Come on Elon, this needs to be fixed!
Thanks for your interest in this thread, it’s been fun!