Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) plans to start selling in New Zealand “in response to overwhelming demand for Model 3 and enthusiasm from owners who have imported their Tesla’s into the country.”
The New Zealand Herald reported that Tesla Model 3 will soon be available in New Zealand. The company will setup Tesla Store and Service Center as well as build Supercharger facilities in the country.
In a statement, the company confirmed “New Zealand as a future site for a Tesla Store and Service Center along with sites for Superchargers.”
The company will also offer Powerwall and Powerpack products at its center in New Zealand.
The electric car maker will start taking orders online from this November. The company also is starting recruitment of local talent ahead of the launch.
Tesla SUV Model X in Australia
In August, the company officially launched its SUV Model X in the Australian market.
The company calls the Model X “safest, quickest and most capable sport utility vehicle in history”.
According to the report, among the unique features of the SUV is the falcon wing doors. They look impressive and require just 30cm either side to open. The doors come with buttons rather handles. The driver-side door can automatically open and close as the driver approaches or exits the car.
The SUV features a canopy windshield consisting of the largest piece of glass in a production vehicle providing a panoramic view for passengers, according to the report.
The SUV can go from zero to 100km/h in an astonishing 3.1 seconds, while boasting a top speed of 250km/h.
The standard model has five seats but there is an option for a six and seven seat version.
Tesla plans to release a number of different variants of the Model X. The 60D, the 75D, the 90D, P90D and the P100D versions “span a range of features and capabilities to allow for a broad price range,” the newspaper reported.