An Australian who waited outside Sydney's Tesla dealership for 48 hours has become the first person in the world to order its hugely anticipated electric car. Andreas Stephens pre-ordered the Model 3, an as-yet-unseen model expected to retail for about A 45,000 (US 35,000) when it is eventually released in Australia in 2018. Stephens, who drives a Toyota Corolla Seca, told EFTM that he does not have a garage: "I've got two years to build one." SBS reported that the line of people waiting to place orders stretched more than 20 metres outside the Tesla dealership in St Leonards, in Sydney's north, on Thursday morning. Australia was the first market to be able to order the Model 3 globally, ahead of its official release in the US in late 2017.
Mar-31-2016, 06:08:56 GMT