South African born Elon Musk tweeted yesterday that South Africa will have its first Tesla dealership by end of 2019, however preorders for the Model 3 has already opened in South Africa in 2016.
Musk tweeted back in 2016 that Tesla’s cheapest electric car, the Model 3, would be heading to South Africa.
The Model 3 starts at $34,200 (roughly R500,000) for the base model which will be available early 2019. The longer range model costs $41,200 (R600,000) and the performance version costs $52,200 (R750,000).
For an extra $5,000 (R70,000) drivers can also add Enhanced Autopilot to the Tesla which will help steer, accelerate and brake the car for you. The Model 3 can accelerate from 0 to 100 km per hour in just 5.1 seconds – with a top speed of 225 km. The Performance version can reach that speed in just 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 250 km.