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The first store is expected to be opened in South Africa in 2019 – “probably“.
The biggest challenge in Africa is that there is not that much demand for EVs, which makes the continent and particular countries among the last to get the latest EV models.
The other problem is that the state utility Eskom Holdings SOC recently experienced rolling blackouts because it didn’t have money for investments in new power plants.
At the same time, there are customers that are already ready for Tesla, as you can see in this reply to Musk: “Amazing — I’m first in line when it happens!”
Probably end of next year
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 11, 2018
This article originally appeared on Inside EVs.