The first Tesla Model X will arrive in South Africa next week

The sustainable technology group Rubicon is bringing an all-electric SUV of the Tesla Model X Performance Edition to South Africa next week.

“This is a big step forward in raising the profile of renewable energy in South Africa,” Greg Blandford, director of Rubicon Energy & E-Mobility, told MyBroadband.

“The vehicle will be used for marketing initiatives within the Rubicon Group to promote Tesla Powerwall and officially launch Rubicon’s entry into the electric vehicle charging station in South Africa.”

Blandford said they want to highlight all forms of electric mobility and to accelerate the South African vehicle industry and lobby government for an all-electric future.

This initiative doesn’t signal the arrival of Tesla vehicles in South Africa, Rubicon explained.

“With the arrival of our Model X, South Africans will be able to experience the electric future up close and experience high-performance electric vehicles and Tesla Model X technology for the first time,” said Blandford.

The vehicle will run between major city centers over the next few months in conjunction with a series of marketing events for Tesla Powerwall and EVBox, Delta and EO Charging electric vehicle chargers.

Tesla first launched the Model X in 2015. The 2020 Performance Edition offers 580 kW (778 PS), which accelerates it from 0 to 100 km / h in 2.7 seconds in Ludicrous mode. It also offers a range of 491 km before a charge is needed.

Tesla said the Model X was designed not only to be fast, but also to be the safest SUV ever.

In 2017, the Model X became the first SUV to receive a 5-star crash safety rating for all categories and sub-categories from the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

“Out of all the cars NHTSA has ever tested, the overall probability of injury from Model X was second to Model S,” the agency said at the time.

The NHTSA results showed that Model X occupants have a 93% chance of walking away without serious injury in a major accident.

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