Tesla has launched a right-hand-side version of its Model S electric car in the UK, two years after it was launched in the US.

At the launch event, Tesla founder Elon Musk said that believes that the UK will be one of Tesla’s top five markets in the future, and the company is “putting a lot of effort into supercharge infrastructure” across the country, with the network built nationwide by the end of next year.

The Model S has a range of up to 312 miles on a single charge, can accelerate from 0-60mph in 4.2 seconds, and is available from £50,280.

The car has already revolutionised the electronic vehicle (EV) market in the US, but Musk has commented that he is keenly aware that the £50,000 price tag puts it out of reach of most people and plans to release a Tesla vehicle for under £25 within three years.

Musk has also hinted that Tesla may offer some of its patents for free to encourage more competition in the EV market, which should improve consumer uptake.



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