South African-born entrepreneur, Elon Musk, tweeted that the Tesla Model 3 would be sold in South Africa, India, Brazil and New Zealand, among other countries.
Tesla’s latest electric car would be available in South Africa, chief executive Elon Musk said on 31 March. The South African-born entrepreneur tweeted that the Model 3 would be sold in South Africa, India, Brazil and New Zealand, among other countries.
Adding several more countries to Model 3 order page tonight. Check for details, but will include India, Brazil, SA, SK, NZ, Sing & Ireland.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 31, 2016
Watch the launch, and listen to Musk explaining how climate change inspired his creation:
According to news website ENCA, two full-electric cars are already available in the country: the Nissan LEAF and BMW i3. But this will be the first time a full-electric car company will set up shop in South Africa.
The Model 3 can travel up to 346 kilometres after a single charge. Its lithium-ion battery pack is located under the floor.
The starting price is $35 000, about R520 000 at the current exchange rate. The Tesla website states deliveries will start in late 2017.
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