Elon Musk, the CEO and co-founder of Tesla Inc., unveiled his plans of launching the electric car service in the UAE, here are all the details.
With the UAE’s warm backing of adopting electric vehicles, Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed his company’s plans of opening up in the Gulf country.
The announcement was made at the World Government Summit 2017, which was hosted in Dubai, the UAE’s paradise oasis. Their company website dedicated to the Middle East is already up and running, which clients can use to customize and order their own electricity powered car.
The first two Tesla cars to hit the market will be the Model S and the Model X, with no word of whether or not the new Model 3 will hit the Emirates’ streets later on.
As for pricing, the Model S will reportedly start at AED 275,000 and the Model X at AED 344,000.
Where there’s a Tesla, the ought to be a Supercharger near by. The Superchargers, or Tesla stations as they are also known, is a network of stations that have 480-volt fast-charging capabilities. These are the means of recharging Teslas, like gas stations are used to refuel cars.
They are planning to set them up not only in the UAE, but all over the GCC as well – in Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and Saudi Arabia.
Their Dubai retail showroom is planning to open in Dubai Mall, along with 26 charging station across the Emirate. Another store and service center is planned to open in Abu Dhabi in 2018.
While Tesla vehicles have become more popular than other electric vehicles because of their Autopilot and driving assistance features, it is still not a sure thing that the features will be available in the UAE since the country’s road structure keeps changing.