Tesla pfee in Zimbabwe
Zimbabweans have taken to Twitter and Facebook to describe the sleek electric vehicle as a solution to the country's petrol and diesel shortages.
Wow... someone owns a Tesla in Zim. Lo and behold the very first Tesla electric vehicle in Zim🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 pic.twitter.com/Ma23BIkFZi— JIMALO JIMALO 🇿🇼 / 🇿🇦 (@_jimalo_) October 18, 2018
The vehicle, with an estimated cost of about $75 000, boasts of a high powered engine. Pictures of the vehicle have gone viral in Zimbabwe, bringing memories of a Bugatti Veyron with an approximate cost of $2 million which was recently imported into Zimbabwe for registration by South African businessman, Frank Buyanga.
The sight of an electric car in Zimbabwe has caused a stir on social media, as fuel shortages cause agony for many.
Ironically, the white saloon is pictured on the back of a recovery vehicle, but that didn't stop Zimbabweans being in awe of a car that can skip the long queues for petrol and diesel that resurfaced this month.
Commenting on the Tesla, former education minister David Coltart asked where in foreign-currency starved Zimbabwe the money was found to import a car when others can't find foreign currency to buy medicine for their children.
Me: Someone now owns a Tesla in Zimbabwe, behold the very first electric vehicle 🚘 in the country.— Rangarirai Mashavira 🇿🇼 (@RangaMash) October 19, 2018
Zesa: Hold my bear 🍺🍺
NocZim: thought he would run away from me but nemanetsero anoita magetsi he will come ne #JerryCan to buy fuel ⛽for generator 😆😆😆
📷: #Ndariba 😉😉😉 pic.twitter.com/pC8JuCkZV3
Someone got a @Tesla in Zimbabwe, if only #Tesla @elonmusk could see how much of interest Africa has in their cars, people are willing to pay a lot to get them. Plus I hear there's shortage of diesel and petrol in the country. @InsideEVs @transportevolve https://t.co/nIcA93IBTQ pic.twitter.com/jFGh6mJDku— Ofentse Letsholo (@Fantastic_Beats) October 19, 2018