Less than three weeks after Tesla notified Australian order holders of the cancellation of their Model S and Model X orders, Tesla has removed the Model S and Model X links on the Australian website.
The latest news was first reported by a Tesla enthusiast, The Driven’s reader and YouTuber Tesla in the Gong (Nash) who also had a Model X on order for years before receiving the cancellation email from Tesla:
🗞️ BREAKING NEWS 🗞️
End of an Era !@Tesla Model S and X have been dropped from the Australian Tesla website.
Check out the state of Cybertruck and Roadster in this video.
Wonder if it is dropped from other RHD countries ?
Japan / Ireland / UK ?
— Tesla in the Gong 🇦🇺🦘🤖🚕 (@TeslaGong) May 31, 2023
On Tesla’s US website, the Tesla Model S and Model X are still in the header navigation section meanwhile both models have been removed from the local website.
Now the Tesla Model S page can only be accessed directly and it states:
“Model S is not available to order in Australia.”
It’s unlikely that we will see the Model S and Model X return to Australia unless there is another significant refresh in the coming years.
This has disappointed some loyal Tesla Model S and Model X customers who shared their frustration after being on the order holders list for years until this month.
Geoff was one of them who on the back of the removal of the models from Tesla’s Australian website navigation page said:
“Brand loyalty for Tesla has unfortunately gone along with their promise to support customers and early adopters. A short sighted decision indeed.”
Overall, this is the end of a chapter for the Model S and Model X hopefuls in Australia. Now the focus shifts to Cybertruck, the upcoming new Roadster and the more affordable Model 2, if and when they make their way to Australia.
Lets hope all of them have a right-hand-drive variant.
Riz is the founder of carloop based in Melbourne, specialising in Australian EV data, insight reports and trends. He is a mechanical engineer who spent the first 7 years of his career building transport infrastructure before starting carloop. He has a passion for cars, particularly EVs and wants to help reduce transport emissions in Australia. He currently drives a red Tesla Model 3.