Approximately 800 Chinese-built examples of the electric sedan arrived in Port Kembla over the weekend, according to ship-tracking service VedaPrime.
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The first significant batch of Chinese-built Tesla Model 3 electric vehicles has arrived in Australia, according to the online ship-tracker VedaPrime.

While Tesla is yet to confirm the shipment, the well-informed VedaPrime reports approximately 800 examples of the all-electric sedan were dispatched to a storage facility in Wollongong’s Port Kembla on Sunday, direct from the recently completed Shanghai giga-factory.

The Tokyo Car shipping vessel – which is registered in Liberia according to marinetraffic.com – made the delivery.

While the production cost of Chinese-built variants is reportedly substantially lower than that of the US-built counterparts, it remains to be seen if these savings will be passed on to local buyers.

Last week entry-level pricing for the Model 3 dropped in Europe, Asia, and the US, however the RRP in Australia has remained unchanged since October last year.

CarAdvice has contacted Tesla Australia for comment on the delivery, and how it could affect local pricing. This story will be updated with its response.