No NZ plan for Tesla

No NZ plan for Tesla

The Green Party may have ideas around having Tesla Model S sedans as government limousines, but if they do they will be private imports, with Tesla telling AutoTalk it has no plans for the New Zealand market.

The suggestion of the vehicle came this week as media jumped upon the approaching date for the renewal of the ‘All-of-Government’ fleet arrangements renewal – that will include the VIP fleet.

But according to Tesla’s Melbourne based communications manager, Heath Walker, New Zealand is currently not catered for in the company’s plans.

Tesla announced the location of its first Australian dealership, at Artamon in Melbourne, yesterday.

“We are still a very young company, and there is growth occurring to cater for the Australian market in sales and service,” Walker says. “There are no current plans for expansion into New Zealand.”

He says purchases can be made in Australia, with delivery taken there.

“There are no plans for Tesla to either sell any models online or open any stores in NZ.”

AutoTalk is aware of one Model S due in New Zealand next month, ordered through the UK with delivery taken in Europe.

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