WATCH | Tesla's new battery to last a million miles?

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Elon Musk recently promised consumers that Tesla's electric cars will soon be powered for more than 1 million miles.

The battery is expected to lose only less than 10% of its energy capacity during its lifetime. Researchers continue to study the lithium-ion battery.

Earlier in September, Tesla CEO Elon Musk finally admitted that the electric car company would not find its way to his home country, South Africa.

READ: Bring Tesla to SA? 'Would love to but import duties are extremely high' says Elon Musk

In March 2016, the billionaire tweeted that Tesla's smallest and cheapest car, the Model 3, would make its way to SA.

Then, in December 2018, Musk posted a tweet about 11 new Tesla dealerships opening in the United States. One of his Twitter followers asked when he would open a branch in South Africa.

Musk replied "probably end of next year (2019)". 

In September Musk finally played open cards about Tesla ever reaching South Africa when a Twitter user posed the question.

Musk replied: "Would love to, but import duties are extremely high, even for electric vehicles."

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