Tesla’s electric cars could be cruising down Indian streets this summer, Elon Musk saysTesla are hoping to launch in India by summer this year according to the article in Quartz India. Hopefully they are looking at a similar time frame for South Africa. South Africans are already able to reserve a Model 3 on the Tesla web site but no indication of exactly when Tesla will launch in SA.
When the Tesla Model 3 was unveiled on March 31, 2016, founder and chief executive Musk announced that the carmaker opened up orders to residents of India, Brazil, South Africa, South Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, and Ireland as well. The offer caught the fancy of India’s startup bigwigs like venture capitalist Mahesh Murthy and Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma, who were among over 115,000 Tesla enthusiasts from around the world who all forked over $1,000 to reserve a car to be delivered later.