Submitted by stuey81 on June 3, 2013
When are we aussies going to get the chance to experience the Tesla Model S? I was last in contact with Jay Mc Cormack last year and now i cant even find a phone number to ring him on, i understand that the right hand drive varients have been delayed so the test drive that was schedualed for mid 2013 has obviously been pushed back, but until when exactly? Also Ford has decided to close down its Australian Manufacturing plants here in Australia, mabey Tesla could purchase these and start pumping out some Tesla`s made right here, down under, in australia! This would avoid the Import taxes, i dont think its fair that we Aussies are looking at $140 - $160k for a Models S Performance when our dollar is at or above parity with the U.S dollar. Also as possibly one of the most sun drenched countries in the world, i think that your solar powered super-charging stations would be a perfect fit for Australia, you could start by putting one where i live, halfway between Sydney and Brisbane, then between Sydney and Canberra, Canberra and Melbourne. Lastly, you need to have a lease option available from day one here in Australia, if this is possible, i will be signing up day one! (reguardless of what the wife says lol) btw our government is good at giving out money to auto manufactures (toyota, to build thier hybrid here, ford another billion just to stay open for a few years) so please lets get the party started down here elon & team!