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Tesla to open new Dubai showroom

American automaker and energy storage company Tesla has announced the opening of its showroom in Dubai.

The establishment will be the first all-electric car showroom in the oil-rich region.Tesla

The Sheikh Zayed Road property, which is Tesla’s first permanent base in the UAE, will have its official invitation-only grand opening ceremony on 12th July, according to reports.

Models like the full-sized sedan Model S and the 4×4 version, Model X, would be initially offered in the Dubai showroom.

Furthermore, Dubai has ordered 200 units of Teslas to be used as high-end taxis in the city, as part of the Dubai Smart Autonomous Mobility Strategy. It’s still not confirmed when the said taxis would be rolled out.

Dubai had already installed a number of electric car chargers, and regulations governing electric vehicles had been set in the UAE since July 2016.

Meanwhile, the California-based electric car maker says its keenly-awaited Model 3 car for the masses will go on sale on Friday. However, the Model 3 will not be immediately available for sale in the UAE.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announcement Monday on Twitter that the mass-market car is to start around $35,000 (Dh128,555) and with a $7,500 federal electric car tax credit, could cost $27,500.

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