Just six weeks after Tesla began selling its cars in the United Arab Emirates, the Silicon Valley-based electric car maker has added Jordan to the list of Middle East countries where customers can buy a Model S and Model X. According to an email we received from a Tesla spokesperson, “Jordan has been chosen to offer Tesla vehicles due to the country’s extensive interest and support for electric vehicles. Last year, the Jordanian government made strong commitments to sustainable transportation. This, along with other interest from pioneering owners who have already imported Model S and Model X vehicles into the region, has highlighted a strong demand for the brand.”
People in Jordan can now order their Tesla online through the company’s website or in-person at a new pop-up store located in the upscale multi-purpose shopping complex, Taj Lifestyle Center, in Amman. Tesla representatives will educate prospective buyers on the benefits of electric cars and guide prospective buyers through the ordering process. First deliveries are expected to arrive this summer.
Tesla has eight destination chargers and four Supercharger locations in the region and has plans to add more of each as it seeks to bring its premium electric cars to more customers in the region. In advance of the start of production for the Model 3, Tesla is aggressively expanding its Supercharger network worldwide.
Speaking at the World Government Conference in Dubai in February, Elon Musk reiterated his desire to create a world in which electricity from renewable sources — particularly solar energy — will replace fossil fuels as the basis of the global economy. His message is compatible with the attitudes of many government leaders in the Middle East. The United Arab Emirates in particular seek to establish themselves as global leaders in sustainable energy.
We’ve provided a copy of the communication from Tesla.
Introducing Model S and Model X in Jordan
Tesla continues to deliver the safest, quickest, and longest range electric vehicles of any kind by launching Model S and Model X in Jordan, the latest market to join Tesla’s rapidly growing network of developments.
After Tesla’s launch in the United Arab Emirates last month, Jordan has been chosen to offer Tesla vehicles due to the country’s extensive interest and support for electric vehicles. Last year, the Jordanian government made strong commitments to sustainable transportation. This, along with other interest from pioneering owners who have already imported Model S and Model X vehicles into the region, has highlighted a strong demand for the brand.
The web launch is supported by a pop-up shop in the Taj Lifestyle Center, allowing visitors to learn about Tesla vehicles in an engaging and low-pressure sales environment. Tesla’s approach is to educate guests to ensure they understand the benefits of Tesla ownership. First orders of Model S and Model X vehicles are expected to arrive this summer.
In addition to convenient home charging, Tesla has designed the most sophisticated electric vehicle charging network in the world, the Supercharger and Destination charging networks, so owners can travel wherever and whenever they want. Tesla has already opened eight Destination charging locations and four Supercharger stations in the region, allowing drivers to recharge their vehicles in minutes rather than hours.
Tesla’s Supercharger and Destination charging networks have become a powerful, unique benefit of Tesla ownership, and we will continue to expand the program worldwide.