Keen on a Tesla Model S or Model X in the UK, but scared you won’t be able to reach toll booths, parking ticket boxes, and drive through windows?
Boy, does Tesla have a solution for you!
The end of right-hand drive production means you can’t get a Model S and Model X in Australia, but UK buyers can still buy the car in left-hand drive – after all, it’s not unusual to see cars from left-hand drive European nations on British roads.
Tesla’s latest product just for the UK market… 😂😜😢 (yes really) pic.twitter.com/JsvELtZEjk— Tesla Owners UK 🇬🇧 (@TeslaOwnersUK) June 25, 2023
Of course, driving a left-hook car on roads designed for right-hand drive presents challenges – reaching parking ticket machines, for example. To solve that problem, Tesla is bundling an extended grabber called “The Reacher”. Problem solved.
Tesla confirmed the death of right-hand drive Model S and Model X in May, despite accepting deposits for the cars since way back in 2021.
The Model S and Model X have been confirmed to return to Europe and China.
With their recent facelifts, both models gained a new tri-motor Plaid performance flagship, as well as an overhauled interior with a new landscape-oriented infotainment touchscreen and a steering yoke.