San Francisco, October 2 (IANS): Electric vehicle company Tesla has deployed its first two Supercharger stations in Morocco, marking its first entry into the African market.
Boost stations are usually the first step towards Tesla’s entry into a new market, reports Electrek.
The electric vehicle company has opened new stations at the Onomo hotel in Casablanca and at the Al Houara Resort and Spa in Tangier.
There are only four Supercharger stands at each station and they are only 150kW v2, which is the previous generation of Tesla’s Supercharger technology.
Over the years, CEO Elon Musk has spoken often about launching Tesla in his native Africa, especially his home country of South Africa, but it has yet to happen.
That’s not to say that there aren’t Tesla vehicles in Africa.
There are a lot of them, but they were privately imported by individuals who have to jump through hoops to get there.
Once they have their electric vehicle, they also face some issues as Tesla does not support the market with service centers, boost stations, navigation updates, and connectivity.
Therefore, when Tesla prepares to enter a new market, the automaker deploys Supercharger stations and service centers.
Recently, a report stated that Musk had announced a massive entry into India.
Musk wanted his electric cars to run on national roads (despite import duty issues). However, the second wave of Covid-19 and a severe shortage of automotive semiconductors somewhat hampered plans for the year.