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Post by MDK » Wed, 23 Mar 2016, 01:43

Reservations are available in-store from next Thursday with the official launch presentation live stream and on-line ordering available the following day (April Fools day) in our timezones.

The fully refundable deposit will cost AUD$1,500 and with a USD$35k base price I expect the drive-away price in AUD to be somewhere between $50k and $60k depending on what our exchange rate is like in a couple of years.

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Post by cashie » Tue, 29 Mar 2016, 22:46

I wish we had a store over here in Perth....
Looks like I'll have to jump on the web in Friday instead.

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Post by mikedufty » Fri, 01 Apr 2016, 20:41

Just reserved one. I suspect I will take advantage of the refund sometime in the next 3 years, but it wasn't earning much interest at the moment so why not.

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Post by jonescg » Fri, 01 Apr 2016, 21:04

I worked out it's a $500 a fortnight saving regime. Tough, but not impossible. Although that could be a house deposit... Hopefully the dollar improves by the start of 2018.
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Post by mikedufty » Fri, 01 Apr 2016, 22:00

I've got the cash, just a matter of deciding its worth putting so much into a rapidly depreciating asset, especially when I get around by bicycle most days.

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Post by marty11 » Fri, 01 Apr 2016, 22:07

Here is a link from today , showing some pics.

I must admit, I originally plonked a deposit down expecting the first Model S to be a lot cheaper than they were, so I got my deposit back, and now I expect the 3 will be over $60k by the time it arrives. If it arrives even $1 under $60k it will sell well.

The Bolt , the only other +200 mile range vehicle on the horizon, is not expected to sell in RHD , (although a rumour has started that it might change that decision soon) . An enquiry I made to Holden, via email, revealed no intention to bring the GM Bolt to Australia at this point.

Pics look good for the Tesla model 33.

http://www.caradvice.com.au/429852/tesl ... -due-2018/

I already have a Volt for long distance, and it is paid off next month.

The 3 is tempting...I like the styling.
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Post by marty11 » Sat, 02 Apr 2016, 01:47

Just joined the queue.

Deposit paid.

Like the lines, hope it arrives before mid 2019.

Keeping the Volt, and will add the model 3, which will be the main drive.

Dashboard not too fond of, specifically no cluster in front or driver.

Otherwise, pretty happy.

Guess the Model 3 will fill the gap by gm , not marketing the Bolt or Volt - so unavailable in Australia at this time.
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Post by alexeiw123 » Sun, 03 Apr 2016, 17:20

I put down a deposit online in the lead up to the stream.
The wait time (I estimate 3 years) will be useful for us to put the money together.

Absolutely love the look of it - I think the interior needs to evolve a little, but there's plenty of time for that.

It's a very exciting vehicle indeed. 250,000+ place holder orders in the space of two days is just incredible.

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Post by jonescg » Sun, 03 Apr 2016, 18:34

I put a deposit down after seeing it for the first time. Given it will take at least 2.5 years, it gives me plenty of time to save. Plus if I change my mind I'll have a stack of savings to spend on the CRX project ☺.
Tha 3 is a beautiful looking car, and while I'd be content with the Bolt, I suspect the 3 will be here sooner.
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Post by g4qber » Mon, 04 Apr 2016, 00:47

Tis just like a Yaris with central dashboard display.
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Post by Johny » Mon, 04 Apr 2016, 15:37

g4qber wrote: Tis just like a Yaris with central dashboard display.
..or a 1958 Hillman Minx. "We've come a long way - gettin' from there to here."
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Post by jonescg » Mon, 04 Apr 2016, 17:07

Built in the days when watching the road was more important than watching your speedometer...
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Post by mikedufty » Tue, 05 Apr 2016, 06:36

They have said the steering/dash arrangement is not final, and the central screen will make sense when they show us the rest of the "spaceship style" cockpit.

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Post by Chuq » Fri, 22 Apr 2016, 15:03

I've also put my deposit down. Going by guesstimated prices I am expecting to get a relatively low-end model!

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Post by jonescg » Fri, 22 Apr 2016, 15:30

Tune in to radio national tomorrow morning for Blueprint. I'm talking Model 3 and EVs with the presenter.
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Post by jonescg » Fri, 22 Apr 2016, 22:41

I was interviewed by Radio National this morning for Blueprint for Life, a show about prettymuch anything from 9 am Saturday mornings. Michael wanted to interview me as I'd put a deposit down on a Model 3, but we talk quite generally about EVs too.

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Post by photomac » Sat, 23 Apr 2016, 00:31

Well, I have joined the mob panicked!
Here's a link to a enthusiasts tracker https://model3tracker.info/public_graphs_world_map.php
I was number 7 in Perth for this tracker but about 375000 on the reservations list.
I am very interested in the Nissan competitor though. So will wait and see.
My abandonment of the LEAF pains me and need this security blanket for a pure electric car again!
Meantime I can dream about colour.
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Post by alexeiw123 » Sat, 23 Apr 2016, 21:26

jonescg wrote: Tune in to radio national tomorrow morning for Blueprint. I'm talking Model 3 and EVs with the presenter.

Mate I thought you spoke brilliantly this morning, kudos.

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Post by jonescg » Sat, 23 Apr 2016, 23:25

Cheers ☺
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Post by mjcrow » Sun, 24 Apr 2016, 01:14

Click here for the radio interview. Good interview Chris Image
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Post by Chuq » Sun, 24 Apr 2016, 15:07

Great job on the interview Chris! Good segment all around :)

And I encourage anyone who has registered to add their name to the http://model3tracker.info site :)

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Post by photomac » Sun, 24 Apr 2016, 21:27

A guestimation of the cost of a Tesla Model 3 as of April 2016

Note: the AU$ risen quickly to 0.77 after a steady 0.72

USA CA no ORC
70RWD $71,500
70AWD $76,500
90D $89,500
P90D $109,500

AU WA no taxes and no ORC
70RWD $113,600
70AWD $121,100
90D $141,509
P90D $171,500

Multiplier from US$ ( CA ) to AU$ ( WA )
70RWD is 1.5888
70AWD is 1.5830
90D is 1.5811
P90D is 1.5662
ignoring the P90D variant yields an average of 1.5843 ratio

AU luxury tax from $75375 at 30% from threshold on fuel efficient cars
WA tax sliding after LuxCarTax added!
2.75% < $25 000
Sliding 2.75 + (25000/6666.66) for between $25k and $50k
6.5% above $50k

Guestimate Model 3 US$ CA to AU$ WA
   US$ | Multiplier 1.5843 | LuxCarTax | WA Stamp Duty |   ORC   | Guestimate AU$
30000 |       $47,529      +        0       +       $2913        + $672 =    $51,114
35000 |       $55,450      +        0       +       $3604        + $672 =    $59,727
40000 |       $63,372      +        0       +       $4119        + $672 =    $68,163
45000 |       $71,294      +        0       +       $4634        + $672 =    $76,600
50000 |       $79,215      +    $1152    +       $5224        + $672 =    $86,263
55000 |       $87,136      +    $3528    +       $5893        + $672 =    $97,229
60000 |       $95,058      +    $5905    +       $6563        + $672 =   $108,198


Prices will vary according to the AUD vs USD exchange rate


EDIT:   I think this will influence the Opel BOLT equivalent and a new Nissan LEAF pricing.
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Post by Chuq » Tue, 26 Apr 2016, 00:30

Thanks for the calculations there photomac.

There's no mention of GST in your pricing?

I hope that Tesla don't just do a straight conversion and look at how affordable the "affordable car" really will be for the average Australian!

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Post by evseaustralia » Sat, 28 Jan 2017, 14:48

Came across this new Tesla Model 3 teaser video online the other day....counting down the days to get my hands on one!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvbCZQpQZH8
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