SPOTTED | Tesla's 720kW electric Model X making waves in Port Elizabeth

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A video clip posted on social media shows Tesla's Model X on show at the Walmer Park shopping centre in Port Elizabeth.

The Model X can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 2.5-seconds and has a power output of 720kW.

Rubicon Energy is the company responsible for bringing the car to South Africa, for market research.

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In February, Wheels24 reported that an all-electric Tesla Model X SUV would touch down in South Africa as part of local market research.

Much recently, a video clip posted on Instagram by the page pe_car_enthusiast shows a Tesla Model X electric vehicle on display at the Walmer Park shopping centre in Port Elizabeth. 

Rubicon Energy & Automation is the company responsible for the vehicle's arrival, showcasing a range of our energy products alongside the Model X EV.

According to Michael Robert, the Tesla arrived in Port Elizabeth Harbour on 3 March earlier this year.


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The clip shows off the vehicle's Falcon Wing doors and LED headlights in front of a gathered crowd.

Where performance is concerned, the Model X can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 2.5-seconds, runs to a top speed of 262km/h and has a power output of 720kW.

READ | South Africans in for a treat as first all-electric Tesla Model X to arrive in February

With electro-mobility still very much in its infancy in SA, it remains to be seen whether or not Tesla models will make their way onto local shores in the future.

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