Tesla Model S and Model X launched in the UAE (video)
Tesla today will begin accepting online orders for Model S and Model X in the UAE. Customers in the UAE can now visit the online design studio website to customise and order the Tesla vehicle. First orders of Model S and Model X vehicles are expected to be delivered in Dubai this summer.
The launch of the UAE’s dedicated online platform is supported by a pop-up store in The Dubai Mall, Tesla Ranger service and a service centre now under construction near Interchange Two of Sheikh Zayed Road which will open in July. The store will provide an opportunity for customers to experience Tesla and learn about the benefits of Tesla ownership rather than actually sell cars. In addition to Dubai, Tesla will open a store and service centre in Abu Dhabi next year.
Tesla has designed a electric vehicle charging network, the Supercharger and Destination charging network. Tesla has opened two Supercharging locations at The Last Exit in Jebel Ali and in Masdar City, allowing drivers to recharge their vehicles in minutes rather than hours. By the end of the year, Tesla will open five additional Supercharger locations, enabling long distance travel across every route into and out of the country. The UAE is already home to a number of Tesla’s Destination chargers, which are available at 26 locations across the UAE, including hotels and shopping malls. Tesla will add more than 50 additional Destination charging locations by the end of the year.
With a rated driving range of up to 632 km, Tesla’s top-spec Model S P100D accelerates from 0-100 kph in just 2.7 seconds. Rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive are available, depending on model.
With standard all-wheel-drive and up to 565 km of range on a single charge, the Model X gets seating for seven adults. The top-spec Model X is accelerates from 0-100 kph in 3.1 seconds.
Prices start from Dhs 275,000 for Model S and Dhs 344,000 for Model X. The famous Model S P100D starts at Dhs 544,000.
You can reserve the smaller Model 3 hatchback for Dhs 4,000. It is expected to go on sale sometime in 2018, with a starting price of around Dhs 130,000.