The first right-hand drive Model S will be delivered in March
Today marks 60 years since the first Seat – the 1400 – was produced
The Tesla Model S will cost from £49,900 in 60kWh guise, after the government’s £5000 car grant has been deducted. The 85kw model costs £57,300 and the 85kWh Performance model costs £68,700. Right-hand-drive models will be delivered by the end of March 2014.
The announcement came as Tesla opened its first UK outlet at the Westfield shopping centre in West London. Founder Elon Musk confirmed the first UK Supercharger charging site will be established in “the next quarter” with a nationwide network established by the end of 2014.
Today marks 60 years since the first Seat was produced. The Seat 1400 saloon was the firm’s first model and began production just three years after Seat was founded. Almost 100,000 1400s were built over a decade at Seat’s original Zona Franca factory in Barcelona. Seat has produced more than 16 million vehicles to date.