Tesla is poised to open up orders for the Model 3 in several right-hand drive markets, starting with the UK by early May, according to a tweet from CEO Elon Musk.
The Model 3 order page will go live May 1 or 2 in the UK, followed by Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. Tesla’s UK webpage says deliveries in right-hand drive markets will begin in the second half of 2019.
The first Model 3 vehicles were handed over to U.S. customers, beginning in July 2017 at a splashy event at its factory in Fremont, Calif. Those first vehicles went to Tesla employees and deliveries limped along for months due to production bottlenecks. Deliveries began in earnest in 2018.
The expansion into more right-hand