New Zealand Tesla fans rejoice — due to “overwhelming demand” as of November you’ll be able to order yourself a Model S to cruise around in, or a Powerwall for your home.
It’s good news for those who have imported Tesla’s into the country too, with confirmation of both the Tesla Store and Service Center along with sites for Superchargers — set to open as early as the second quarter of 2017.
At the store you’ll be able to pick up a Model S sedan, Model X SUV, and reserve the “more affordable” Tesla Model 3 sedan. Tesla Powerwall and Powerpack products, currently available to New Zealand customers via authorised installer Vector Energy, will also be available.
“Around the world, Tesla is reinventing the car-buying experience and revolutionising auto ownership,” Tesla said in a statement announcing the plan. “Unlike traditional automotive dealerships, Tesla stores invite customers to learn about electric driving with enticing visuals, interactive displays, and a design studio where customers can create their own Tesla”.
This week Tesla will begin recruitment for local talent who are passionate about the future of sustainable energy. Selected candidates will do product and test drive training at satellite locations this year.