Originally, the Model Y was not supposed to launch in Europe until after Tesla began production at Gigafactory Berlin.
However, Tesla changed its plan and started importing Model Y vehicles from Gigafactory Shanghai to some European markets, but not yet to the UK.
Tesla has now sent an email to customers in the UK announcing that they have opened orders and expect deliveries to start early next year:
You can now order the Model Y in the UK. First deliveries expected in early 2022.
With a range of up to 315 mi (WLTP), plenty of storage space, and a medical grade HEPA air filter, the Model Y is the ultimate combination of performance and utility. The Model Y comes standard with autopilot, dual-engine all-wheel drive and a premium interior.
The configurator has a starting price of £ 54,990 for long-range all-wheel drive:
The vehicle costs £ 45,825 ($ 63,000) excluding tax, but 20% VAT is applied to retail items so the price includes tax of around £ 9,165.
At this point, it is not clear whether these vehicles will be imported from Gigafactory Shanghai, like other deliveries of the Model Y currently underway in Europe, or from Gigafactpry Berlin, which is expected to begin production in early 2022.
The two versions of the Model Y available to order in the UK have the same WLTP specifications as those available in other European markets.
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