By Nigar Orujova
Baku may soon turn into the city of fresh smogless air as environment friendly car Tesla is now put on sale in the country.
Azerbaijan’s Automobile Federation reports that Tesla cars are already available for purchase in the center of electric vehicles GreenCar.
GreenCar with the support of the Automobile Federation and the International Dialogue for Environmental Action Public Association has started the implementation of the country's large-scale innovative environmental projects.
One of the main aims of the project is to bring to Azerbaijan the latest technological innovations.
Implementation of this project is aimed at protecting the environment and supporting environmental initiatives for living in a healthy environment, preventing from negatively affects on the environment, as well as improving the environment.
Today, when Baku is overcrowded with old and environmental hostile cars, meeting the need to electric vehicles is a high prirotiy.
Tesla Model S, the world’s first premium electric sedan, is the first Tesla cars which have been brought in the Azerbaijani capital. The model is now presented at the GreenCar center in Port Baku Mall.
Electric cars presented at the center contribute to environmental innovative methods and reduce the pollution to its minimum level.
Tesla Motors, founded in 2003 to prove that electric cars could surpass gasoline-powered cars, accelerates the world’s transition to sustainable transport.
As a technology and design company focusing on energy innovation, Tesla produces its vehicles at its factory in Fremont, California.
Inspired by inventor and electrical engineer Nicola Tesla, Tesla’s engineers first designed a powertrain. In 2012, the company launched Model S that redefined the very concept of a four-door car with room for 7 passengers and more than 64 cubic feet of storage.
However, Model S is not only a comfortable family sedan, but also a vehichl which gains the acceleration of a sports car from 0 to 27 m/s in about five seconds.
Model S was named Motor Trend’s 2013 Car of the Year and achieved a 5-star safety rating from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Tesla Model S 85 and 85D are further steps in improvement of the car, that features a high efficiency motor at the front and rear, giving the car unparalleled control of traction in all conditions.
Today, there are more than 50,000 Teslas on the road worldwide. The company now is preparing to launch Model X, a crossover vehicle that enters volume production in 2015.
GreenCar prices for Model S starts from 79,200 manats for Tesla Model S 60 kWh, 88,200 manats for Tesla Model S 85 kWh, and 110,300 manats for Tesla Model S 85D Performance.
Rates on different models and technical characteristics of cars can be found in the GreenCar center.
The rates for these cars are not the lowest for Baku, however, the car should earn its keep on the road. While the gasoline prices are not permanent in Azerbaijan, the country plans to develop its gas resources because it is the main raw material, which makes 92 percent, of production of electricity in the country.
Thus, the fuel of the ecologically safe cars will not be a problem in Azerbaijan. Moreover, establishing charging stations for electric cars is also expected in the country.
Nigar Orujova is AzerNews’s staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @o_nigar
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