Tesla ends production of right-hand drive S and X models
Prospective buyers will have the chance to test drive left-hand-drive vehicles before cancelling their orders
Tesla has opted to make its Model S and X models now left-hand-drive only for the foreseeable future, with UK customers made aware of the changes via email.
The firm’s other two models, however - the Model Y and Model 3, remain in right-hand drive for now.
As a result, those who have already made reservations can opt to switch their orders to the Model 3 or Model Y, plus receive £2,000 in credit, or cancel their orders for a full refund.
Alternatively, buyers can attend events due to be held at the end of the month for a chance to test drive a left-hand-drive vehicle before committing to their order.
The move also applies to other right-hand drive markets, including Japan, Hong Kong and Australia, though it remains unclear as to whether it will impact pricing.
Tesla's most affordable option for the Model S is the Dual Motor variant priced at £95,480, which delivers a claimed range of 405 miles. The flagship 'Plaid' version, which said to do 0-60mph in 1.99 seconds, begins at £114,930.
As for the Model X, the entry-level option is the Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive model, starting at £99,930. The Plaid variant meanwhile comes in at £124,780.