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There will be more than 10,000 new Telsa owners across Germany each year by 2015, according to the electric car maker’s CEO, Elon Musk.

Speaking with German newspaper Welt am Sonntag last week, Musk said the ambitious annual target was within the company’s reach.

“Our fast-charging stations should cover around half of Germany by the end of March 2014 and the entire country by the end of 2014,” he said, adding he expected there to be 25 Tesla dealerships in Germany by the end of next year.

The Tesla Model S went on sale in Europe in August, overtaking the Volkswagen Golf as the best-selling car in Norway in September.

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Sales of 10,000 units would only represent a fraction of the total German car market, with overall numbers expected to reach close to three million this year.

Last month we reported that Tesla outsold the likes of Porsche, Land Rover and Jaguar in California in the first half of the year, notching up 4714 sales.

The Model S is priced from around 71,000 euros ($102,000) in Germany. It is set to launch in Australia in the second quarter of 2014, with pricing to be confirmed closer to its local arrival.

Tesla is currently developing a more affordable third-generation electric car that will cost between $30,000 and $35,000 when it debuts around 2017.




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