Tesla will no longer sell the right-hand drive version of the Model S and Model X in Ireland or the UK “for the foreseeable future”.
A spokesperson for the American EV maker told AutoTrade.ie that customers who had ordered either model have been offered a €2,000 credit (£2,000 in the UK ) on a Model 3 or Model Y instead.
Alternatively, reservation and order holders can buy a left-hand drive Model S or Model X from Tesla’s current inventory, or “just cancel” their orders for a full refund.
There were reports that Tesla would stop selling right-hand drive Model 3 and Model Y cars here, but the spokesperson for the automaker has confirmed this will “definitely not be the case”.
He added that orders for the 2023 Model S and Model X would be delivered as left-hand drive within the next two months.
Reports also indicate other right-hand drive markets, such as Australia and New Zealand, have also been impacted by this news.
Tesla sold 675 units in Ireland last year, according to the latest Society of the Irish Motor Industry figures, selling 175 units of the Model X, but zero for the Model S. The latter was last registered here in 2019, with 25 units sold.
The Model 3 and Model Y remain Tesla’s two biggest sellers in Ireland.