We broke out the champagne on a sunny Saturday in London over the weekend to deliver the first right hand drive Model S’s to customers in the United Kingdom. Tesla CEO Elon Musk was on hand at The Crystal in East London to pass the keys to the first five owners (including Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James).
The event also marked the unveiling of the UK’s first Superchargers, located at the same site. We’re just beginning a rapid rollout of Superchargers in the country, but by the end of next year Model S owners will be able to drive the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland relying only on the free-to-use Superchargers for energy, which means they can pack a lunch for the trip and leave their wallets at home.
By the time the majority of our first UK customers get their Model S delivered this year, they’ll already be able to drive from Exeter in the south west of England to Edinburgh in Scotland just on Superchargers. We are also making sure that central London and other large metro areas are well served with conveniently located inner-city Superchargers
Not everyone could make it to London for the special occasion, so we put together this video of a large group of folks looking forward to a future without petrol.