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How much will a Tesla Model 3 cost in Australia?

With recent news that right hand drive Tesla Model 3 deliveries will be further delayed to mid-2019, it will also be even longer until we find out what the local Australian pricing for a Tesla Model 3 will be. For the time being, there is no confirmed final pricing available for a Model 3 in Australia.

With that in mind, we’ve developed a price guesstimator / calculator for the Model 3 for when it lands in Australia, attempting to factoring what we do now about how Tesla prices the Model S and Model X locally.

Tesla Model 3 Australian Pricing Calculator

We know the functionality isn’t quite 100% there on mobile – hint, swipe or scroll right. I’ll try and get it fixed at some point.

About the Model 3 options

For a full overview of configurations and options on offer, check out our full guide to the Tesla Model 3 here.

Our Model 3 AUD pricing assumptions

For anyone considering a Model 3 order, you’ll naturally want to know a bit more about how we have calculated these estimates.

First up, Elon Musk has stated that Tesla isn’t interested in jacking up prices in other markets, including Australia, just because they are outside the US.

We also verified that Tesla’s Model X and S options followed the same pricing conversion structure, and within 1-2% margin the price from USD -> AUD reflected this logic for those models. The difference is likely due to price rounding and exchange rate variance.

Given that, and that we now know the current pricing of base model and the available options in USD, we then applied the same conversion (based on approximate USD / AUD exchange rate of around 0.785) and rounded the pricing of base models and options to a likely headline price.

From there, we can then calculate the local pricing before state and federal taxes, so we’ve applied both the GST, LCT and state-specific Stamp Duty.

The base logic was originally researched by Rohan Anderson – so credit to him for sharing his efforts.

Keith enjoys nerding out about Electric Vehicles, owning a BMW i3, Tesla Model X and now, running Drive Zero .