Tesla Readies For Launch In South Africa, Birthplace Of CEO Elon Musk
Tesla Motors doesn’t sell cars yet in Africa, but in the near future Tesla should be present in South Africa with its energy storage systems.
An office is to be opened there in early 2016 with Evan Rice (former CEO of GreenCape) as Business Development Manager.
Home Powerwall and utility-scale Powerpack will be the first Tesla products in South Africa:
“Tesla already has distribution deals in place with several renewable energy companies in South Africa, including Dako Power and Rubicon, to sell its Powerwall product.”
“While Powerwall has great potential, Rice explained, his role will be to develop the market for Tesla’s utility-scale batteries, Powerpack, which were announced earlier this year by Musk.”
Whether South Africa will also get Tesla car sales and a Supercharging network remains to be known.