Tesla starts delivering Model S following Sydney showroom opening

Plans network of superchargers across Australia’s east coast.

Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S

Pioneering electric car company Tesla has opened its first dealership in Australia and has marked the occasion by commencing deliveries on its Model S.

Prospective Tesla customers can head into its St Leonards showroom in Sydney. The site represents Tesla’s first Australian showroom and opens at a time when petrol prices are at an historical high.

On sale is the company’s $100,000 Model S, a 5 seat sedan powered by an electric engine. The Model S’ engine has a 502 kilometre range and is no slouch with a 0-100 km/h time of 3.4 seconds.

The St Leonards showroom will double as a service centre for existing customers and is one of the first sites in Australia to have a Tesla ‘supercharger’. Supercharges can replenish half of the Model S’ range in “as little as 20 minutes”, claims the company in its official release.

The Star Casino is the second site in Australia to have a supercharger, although Tesla plans on developing a network of superchargers along the east coast of Australia. The network will start with Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne, and “connect all the major cities along the east coast” by 2016.

The company marked its entry into the Australian market with the delivery of Model S Teslas to nine customers. The Model S has a starting price of $100,000, although adding all of the options doubles the price to almost $200,000.

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