Elon Musk’s ‘Affordable’ Tesla Model 3 Electric Car To Launch In South Africa

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Tesla unveiled its lowest-cost vehicle today – the Tesla Model 3 electric car.

The basic model will start at $35,000 (approximately R520,000) and have a range of at least 346km per charge.

The vehicles can be ordered in advance in dozens of countries, including South Africa, Brazil, India, China, the UK, Ireland and New Zealand.

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South Africans just need to put down a $1,000 deposit in order to pre-order their Tesla Model 3.

A closer look at Tesla Model 3

Deliveries in South Africa are expected to begin during 2018.

Chief executive Elon Musk said that once production is at full speed, his goal is to produce about 500,000 vehicles a year.

About the Model 3

  • The base model will accelerate from zero to 97km/h in less than six seconds
  • It includes the “autopilot” safety features, allowing the cars to steer themselves and avoid collisions
  • It supports “supercharging” as standard, allowing the cars to recharge more quickly at special power stations
  • It has storage room at the front and rear

Source: The South Africa

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