Tesla may be coming to SA by the end of 2019
SA-born Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the electric-vehicle maker may open a branch in SA within a year
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk tweeted on Tuesday that he hoped to open a store for the electric vehicle-pioneer Tesla by the end of 2019. Musk said this after tweeting about the opening of 11 new stores in the US. He was responding to a query by South African crytocurrency expert Riccardo Spagni as to when the manufacturer would expand to SA.
Musk has come under scrutiny for various comments about his projects. There is intense public interest in his various projects, which also include private aerospace company SpaceX. Dow Jones Newswires reported that in an interview with the US network 60 Minutes on Sunday, Musk had predicted Tesla's Model 3 Sedan would be available in "5-6 months". "Punctuality is not my strong suit," Musk said. But "just because I'm dumb at predicting dates doesn't mean I'm untruthful", he added. Tesla's shares have added about 16% so far in 2018, although the company's growing debt burden, and manufacturing problems, attracted numerous headlines thi...