“…Paypal founder and Tesla CEO Elon Musk says his new all-electric Model S sedan “is not the best electric car – it’s the best car of any kind”.
A handful of New Zealanders must think so, too, because Tesla’s Sydney office has had enquiries about the car from this side of the ditch.
“We have in fact received a number of reservations from New Zealand,” said Tesla Australia manager Jay McCormack.
He said the NZ deliveries would arrive around the middle of next year and be part of the first consignment of 500 right-hand-drive cars for different markets.
He said Tesla has forward orders from around the world for 10,000 Model S sedans.
The first examples to roll off the assembly line are the Signature and Performance models.
The entry-level Model S, which is priced from US$57,400 (NZ$71,556) before US government tax credits, will be built next year.
It comes with a 40kWh battery, capable of delivering a range of almost 260km before the need for a recharge -
- and a 0-100km/h time of 6.5 seconds…”
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