AKIPRESS.COM - Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the electric automaker is expanding with Supercharger stations and service centers in Kazakhstan this year, electrek.co reports.
Kazakhstan is a fairly small automotive market, especially for luxury vehicles.
With a population of about 18 million people and a GDP per capita of $8,762, there are not that many people able to buy new cars.
However, the auto market is growing fast with a 25% increase in sales last year to over 52,000 cars, but it’s also important to note that almost half of those cars were locally produced with Lada leading sales (Yes, Lada still exists).
Despite those market limitations, Musk said today that he plans for Tesla to expand in the country as soon as this year:
Tesla Superchargers & service centers coming to Kazakhstan this year— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 4 июня 2019 г.