Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the arrival of the automaker in Slovakia in September. "Hoping to open in Slovakia, Croatia, Serbia & most of Eastern Europe early next year. Finally, we will do Nikola Tesla proud by having his cars in his countries of origin! ”He said on Twitter.
Hoping to open in Slovakia, Croatia, Serbia & most of Eastern Europe early next year. Finally, we will do Nikola Tesla proud by having his cars in his countries of origin!— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 23, 2019
There is currently no information on whether Tesla will have an official representative office, store or service. At the initial stage, Tesla will make available only online orders.
The reason Tesla offers only Model 3 for Slovaks is because it is the only Tesla car on which Slovaks can receive a state subsidy of €8,000 ($8890).
Tesla offers three options for Model 3, but a subsidy can only be obtained for its cheapest version. This is Model 3 Standard Range Plus with rear-wheel drive and costs €40,380 ($ 4.4876) without VAT.
Tesla promises to deliver the ordered cars early next year.
According to the terms of the subsidy program, the candidate must purchase an electric car within 12 months after signing the contract with the Ministry of Economy.
The contract is signed after approval of the application, which can be submitted from December 17. Today, the Department has begun at least pre-registering candidates, but it is important to place candidates for the Advisory Council and to allocate the necessary funds from the 5 million program budget.
According to koshi estimates, the allocated subsidy amount is enough for about 650 cars.
What a day! Slovak @tesla model 3 invitations only page opened today :-) Now eligible for government subsidy of €8,000 available for first ~650 new EV orders.— koshi (@koshi77) December 11, 2019
cc: @ValueAnalyst1 @vincent13031925 @alex @NuovaRealta @teslacek @MartinKaco https://t.co/N6iM8SJI3r
Finally, Slovaks can officially acquire Tesla in their country.
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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.