Tesla to Start Selling Cars in South Korea in May


While the U.S. electric car maker Tesla began taking preorders from South Korean consumers late last year, it will officially begin selling Model S sedans on the peninsula starting this May.

The company has yet to reveal the local price of its vehicle or what features will be offered, but many are excited to see some stiff competition injected into Korea’s fledgling electric vehicle market.

Hyundai currently offers the Ioniq EV, but the brand message is focused on efficiency, while the Tesla has branded its vehicles on the joy of driving.

The Model S has 512-kilometer driving range on a full recharge and a top speed of 250 kph –as well as going zero to 100 kph in a swift 4.4 seconds.



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