The primary Mannequin 3s destined for patrons in Australia have reportedly arrived aboard the Cap Capricorn container ship which was tugged into dock round 1pm as we speak at Port Botany in Sydney.
There was a lot chatter on social media and Tesla proprietor boards in regards to the arrival of the Mannequin three, and as we reported final Monday, quite a few container ships have been pegged as bringing the primary batch of automobiles to Australian shores (excluding in fact quite a few press automobiles which have been right here for some weeks now).
Mannequin three prospects – a few of whom have had reservations for what has grow to be the world’s hottest electrical automotive, for 3 years now – have been stalking on-line transport stories.
A supply from inside the transport business stated that the Cap Capricorn left Pier 80 on the Port of Oakland (the place Tesla ships all its automobiles from) with 500 Mannequin 3s on it, 150 which can have been for New Zealand prospects, and it’s understood that bigger batches will comply with on different container ships inside weeks.
I now have a transport supply saying the primary batch is 500 on Cap capricorn confirming the opposite sources.
— VedaPrime (@VedaPrime) August 15, 2019
We reported final week that the Cap Capricorn and Brotonne Bridge are anticipated to be the probably to reach with Mannequin 3s aboard, and it was contact and go earlier within the week when a twister unleashed its fury upon Auckland after the Cap Capricorn had docked.
Though there have been stories of a container ship toppling onto a dock employee (who thankfully was not harmed), the Cap Capricorn apparently left the next morning for Sydney unhurt.
Whereas the mid-August arrival date matches with the preliminary supply date that was issued by Tesla by way of the Australian on-line configurator, it might be by a nostril that the primary Mannequin 3s are literally delivered this month.
A variety of awaiting prospects have been informed by Tesla employees that they’ll obtain their automobiles in “mid to early September”, and it’s anticipated that – as has been the case in different nations together with China and Germany – the automotive logistics firm tasked with offloading the Mannequin 3s might take longer to get the primary batch out.
In line with spotter VedaPrime who has been intently watching transport lanes in addition to VINs registered by Tesla, attainable VIN ranges for the automobiles arriving on the Cap Capricorn embrace 4432xx, 4435xx, 4436xx, and 4440xx.
Phrase is that if a VIN has been assigned, prospects can discover out their VIN by inspecting their “Subsequent Steps” order web page on the Tesla web site (right-click wherever on the web page and go to “View Web page Supply” or comparable) and on the lookout for “5yj3″ within the supply code.
The seek for affirmation of an imminent Mannequin three arrival is certainly getting on the nerdy facet.
Extra to return.