Tesla breaks into Oz
US start-up carmaker Tesla Motors is expected to begin selling its Lotus Elise-based all-electric roadster from a purpose-built showroom in Sydney later this year, providing the car meets Australian homologation. A handful of Australians have already ordered right-hand-drive versions of the car through Tesla's London sales outlet, where it is priced at £86,950 ($190,000).
Still no word on price and Sydney dealer location for Australia.
Tesla Motors kicks off its Oz Goes Electric Tour to bring the Tesla Roadster – the world’s only electric sports car – to fans along Australia’s eastern coast. The Roadster will journey an unprecedented 3,000 kilometers, proving that drivers don’t have to compromise on style, performance or range to go electric.
The Tesla Roadster is available for purchase in Australia today. Tesla’s mobile service technicians travel to customers’ homes and offices to perform annual inspections, firmware upgrades and other services, offering unparalleled convenience whether they live in Sydney or Perth.