Tesla prices in Nigeria, reviews, and interesting facts


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1. Overview of Tesla Inc

Tesla Inc. is an electrical vehicle manufacturing company founded in the United States of America in 2003. Much later in 2004 as a result of funding needs, the now prominent co-founder and chief executive officer, Elon Musk joined the company as a financer.

Tesla manufactures all its vehicles in the company’s factory in Fremont, California where the larger parts of its vehicle components are also manufactured.

Although founded as Tesla Motors Inc., Tesla abridged its name to Tesla Inc. in 2017 to accommodate the vision of its co-founder, Elon Musk who envisions Tesla as more than an automobile company but also as a technology company.


Tesla has been thriving in since Elon Musk took the chair

Tesla began the sales of the Model S, Model X and Model 3 cars in March 2019. Currently, Tesla is accepting reservations from customers for its 2020 Model Y, 2020 Roadster and Semi vehicles.

For the purpose of this article, Naijauto.com will focus on reviews and performances of the Tesla Model S, Model X, Model Y, and Model Z while also highlighting these Tesla prices in Nigeria (worldwide), review and facts.

Further down in this article, we are going to bring you some interesting facts about the Tesla brand that you might not already know. Read on as we explore the Tesla brand together.

2. Tesla Model S price and review

With its wide range of performance and safety features, the Tesla Model S recreated the world’s expectation of a 21st-century car. Although first launched in 2012 as an all-electric 5 door hatchback with seating for up to 7 persons, today, the 2019 Tesla Model S is a four-door sedan with seating for 5 persons.

  • Tesla Model S performance, charging and powertrain

Performance-wise, the 2019 base trim (Long Range) Tesla Model S can go 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds and is even faster with the performance trim which can shoot an amazing 0 - 60 mph in just 2.4 seconds.

The acceleration rates of the Tesla Model S is that impressive owing to the electric motors which deliver instant torques. Whether you are taking off on a highway or overtaking in regular traffic, the Tesla Model S shoots off instantaneously unlike petrol-powered engines that builds up power gradually.


The Tesla Model S 2019 base trim (Long Range) can go 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds

Also, the 2019 Tesla Model S has one of the impeccable driving ranges amongst EVs. It can deliver a standard 370-mile range on a single charge. What that means is that the Tesla Model S can go a whole 370 miles (600km) after full charge before needing another charge cycle.

Although the Tesla Model S performance edition has a slightly lower range of 345 miles, both editions of the Tesla Model S have a uniform top speed of 155 miles. The Tesla Model S is equipped with a 100kWh (kilowatt-hours) lithium-ion battery pack and two electric motors. It takes between 4 – 12 hours to fully recharge this 100kWh battery pack at home with a 240V power supply.

However, Tesla Inc. offers a large network of pay-per-use Tesla superchargers scattered across major cities and regularly traveled routes across America, Europe e.t.c. It takes approximately half an hour to recharge up to 170 miles with Tesla superchargers and about 1 hour and 30 minutes to fully charge.


It takes approximately half an hour to recharge up to 170 miles with Tesla superchargers

The Tesla Model S is one of the highest-ranking luxury electric cars in the world. One of its major pros is balanced handling and increased stability owing to the weight of its battery pack which lowers its center of gravity giving it extra stability.

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  • Tesla Model S interior design

The Tesla Model S also boasts of a state-of-the-art interior setup for both base trim and performance trim. Some standard features present include a navigation system, a 17-inch touch screen, a Wi-Fi hotspot, ambient lighting, and heated interior seats.

The Long Range trim comes standard with a non-self driving autopilot feature comprising safety systems such as automatic emergency braking, front and side collision warnings.


The Tesla Model S Performance trim is equipped with a self-driving autopilot feature

The performance trim is equipped with an enhanced autopilot option – a self-driving system that can accelerate, brake, steer and equally change lanes on its own. In addition to that, some interior upgrades such as carbon fiber trimmings and ventilated seats were worked into the Tesla Model S performance trim.

  • Price of Tesla Model S

Tesla does not classify its cars in model years but build dates. So, it is not uncommon to find a Tesla car produced in 2019 having a different trim name from those produced in 2018 or 2017.

Prior to April 2019, the 100D and P100D versions of the Model S were available but Tesla revised these kWh based versions and came up with the “Standard Range”, “Long Range” and “Performance” trim variants. However, Tesla also dropped the Standard Range leaving only the Long Range and Performance editions.

The price of the Tesla Model S Long Range goes for approximately $79,990 (₦28,836,395). The Tesla Model S Performance price starts at $99,990 (₦36,046,395).

3. Tesla Model X price and review

The Tesla Model X is a midsize all-electric SUV with attention capturing falcon-wing doors and possible configuration to seat up to 7 persons. Its prototype was unveiled at Tesla’s Hawthorne studio in 2012 and by 2015, the first deliveries for the Tesla Model X were already underway.

Model X ranked seventh amongst world’s best-selling plug-in-cars in 2016 and by 2018, about 110,000 units of the Tesla Model X had been sold. The Tesla Model X is 8% heavier than the Model S, although the Tesla Model X has 30% of its components dependent on the Model S framework.

  • Tesla Model X performance, charging and powertrain

Owing to the dynamism of the Tesla brand, Tesla remodeled the Tesla Model X 75D, 100D, and P100D to a simpler structured Model X in 2019. This 2019 Model X was equipped with a 100kWh battery pack capable of delivering a 325-mile driving range. The Tesla Model X performance variant offers a 305-mile driving range and a 0 - 60 mph acceleration in 3.5 seconds. Tesla also offers a Model X Ludicrous mode capable of going 0 – 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds.


The Model X  2019 is bumped with a 100kWh battery pack capable of delivering a 325-mile driving range

As said earlier, all Tesla all-electric vehicles can recharge up to 170 miles in 30 minutes via Tesla superchargers. It takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes to fully recharge the Tesla Model X SUV via superchargers. At home via a 240V power supply, it takes about 4-12 hours. Tesla Model X comes standard with an all-wheel drive.

The regular Tesla Model X has an EPA rating of 96MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) combined (city/highway driving). Tesla Model X performance edition gets an EPA rating of 85MPGe. These ratings place the Tesla Model X amongst the most charge efficient all-electric vehicles in the world.

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  • Tesla Model X interior design

The Tesla Model X offers three seating configurations. The five-seat configuration comes standard in all Model X variants. However, six and seven-seat setups are optional configurations that come at additional costs. Regardless of seating configuration, power-adjustable front seats and heated front and rear seats come standard in the Tesla Model X. Front row seats are very comfortable and offer a wider view of the road ahead owing to its panoramic windscreen.


Even the interior design of Tesla car brings a futuristic ambiance

There is plenty of headroom and just adequate legroom which is not very impressive for very tall passengers. However, its cargo space is very large when compared with other hybrid and all-electric SUVs. Its third-row seats are best suited for children or pets.

A list of luxury interior features such as voice command activation, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth, USB ports, a 17-speaker audio stereo, Satellite radio, and air filtration system come standard in the Tesla Model X EV.

Autopilot driver assistance and safety features like automatic emergency braking, parking assist and side collision warning come standard in the Tesla Model X. Enhanced autopilot features that can accelerate, brake, steer and equally change lanes on its own are optional in this SUV.

  • Price of Tesla Model X

Tesla prices are relatively pocket-friendly, considering their technologies. Below are the price tags of Tesla Model X trim levels. These are suggested retail price tags, excluding delivery fees and clearing cost.

Price of ) starts at while the edition starts at ). The variant of the Tesla Model X has a market price of .

Tesla Model X price in Nigerian naira
Model Price
Tesla Model X Long Range



Tesla Model X Performance



Tesla Model X Ludicrous



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4. Tesla Model Y price and review

The Tesla Model Y is the newest compact crossover utility vehicle (CUV) currently under development by Tesla. Although it was unveiled in March 2019, deliveries are not slated to start until 2020.

The Tesla Model Y is expected to deliver a driving range of up to 300 miles and to accelerate 0 – 60 mph in 3.5 seconds.

All expected four trims of the Model Y which include Standard Range, Long Range, Long Range with Dual-Motor All-Wheel Drive, and Performance are slated for deliveries in late 2020 except for the Standard Range variant which is slated for production much later in 2021.

  • Tesla Model Y performance, charging and powertrain

The first two trims of the Model Y to be rolled off in 2020 will be the Long Range and Performance trims. The Long Range will be equipped with either a rear or an all-wheel-drive but the all-wheel drive is standard in the performance trim.

A driving range of 300 miles is expected in the Long-Range Model Y, 280 miles in the Performance trim and a driving range of 230 miles in the Standard Range variant.


Tesla Model Y is reportedly capable of delivering up to 300 miles and accelerating time 0 – 60 mph in 3.5 secs

  • Tesla Model Y interior design

The Tesla Model Y interior is believed to look so much like that of the Tesla Model 3. It looks like it will be characterized by a large display screen which will also serve as the control center and will be mounted on a simple dashboard devoid of buttons.

The roof is also slated to be made entirely of heavily tinted glass to avoid roasting occupants in sunny climates but provides enough airy ambiances to occupants.


The Tesla Model Y will be characterized by a large display screen which will also serve as the control center

  • Price of Tesla Model Y

The Long Range Tesla Model Y will be priced at $48,200 (₦17,376,100) and the Performance edition will be priced at $61,200 (₦22,062,600).  At the moment, the company is taking orders for the Tesla Model Y via its website.


You can order a Tesla Model Y on their website

5. Tesla Model Z price and review

Just like the Tesla Model Y, the Model Z is a futuristic all-electric pickup that is still under development by Tesla. Elon Musk revealed in an on-camera interview in 2016 that there is a possibility of a pickup from Tesla. According to the Tesla CEO, it was only a logical thing to do.

Although the world knows that Tesla has set the ball rolling for the release of the Model Z, no one outside of Tesla can actually tell what the Tesla pickup would bring to the industry.

However, based on speculations, expectations are that the Tesla Model Z should offer a great towing capacity, have an efficient driving range and possess capabilities to handle rough terrains with ease.

At the moment, the company is making finishing touches towards deliveries of orders placed for the Tesla Model Y and also expanding its network of superchargers across cities. Quite a handful but Elon Musk who had previously announced that the Model Z pickup would be launched in September 2019 has given hope to Tesla enthusiasts via his twitter handle to expect the Model Z sometime in November 2019. However, there isn't any update about this car model till date.


The Tesla Model Z prototype design on Behance

Whatever the case, there is no telling what the Tesla Model Z actual specs, performance or Tesla prices for its variants, if any would be but industry enthusiasts can only wait for it.

Naijauto will get you the latest news about Tesla Model Z price and features if have.

6. Interesting facts about Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk

At this tail end of this post, we will unveil some very interesting facts about the Tesla brand and also facts about its founder and CEO. Read on as we explore further.

  • Tesla Motors Inc. was originally founded by two engineers - Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning in 2003 way before Elon Musk came onboard in 2004.
  • Tesla runs a subsidiary energy generation and storage company known as SolarCity which provides solutions in solar energy generation.
  • Some of Tesla’s popular products aside electric cars include power wall, powerpack, megapack energy storage batteries, solar panels, and solar roof tiles.
  • Tesla has its main electrical vehicle manufacturing plant known as Tesla factory in Fremont, California but the company headquarters is in Palo Alto, California.
  • Tesla has an unconventional sales practice of not using convectional car dealerships but makes direct deliveries from the company to customers.


Elon Musk CEO of Tesla Inc has given the company a rebirth

And below are 10 more facts about the talented CEO of Tesla:

  • Elon Musk holds South African, Canadian, and U.S. citizenships.
  • He taught himself computer programming at the age of 9.
  • He read the entire encyclopedia at 9 years old.
  • Elon Musk dropped out of Stanford after just two days.
  • He once lived on a budget of $1 a day.
  • He also ran a nightclub out of his house in college.
  • Elon Musk is the CEO at SpaceX and Tesla.
  • He doesn’t cash his $40,000 paycheck from Tesla.
  • Elon Musk has a net worth of $21.8 billion and is the 37th richest man in the world.
  • Elon Musk founded PayPal when it was X.com.

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7. Conclusion

The Tesla brand of EVs is an excellent choice for those interested in either plug-in sedans or all-electric SUVs. Tesla vehicles have a reputation for smooth handling, great acceleration, and efficient driving ranges.

Although Tesla prices in Nigeria are somewhat on the high side when compared with other brands of EVs, it is a quality brand and has continued to gain global acceptance. However, the long term durability of Tesla EVs is still a topic of discussion amongst industry quarters.

>>> Stay tuned to Naijauto.com for more reviews and car price articles like this brought to you by our auto experts.

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Juliet Onyeachonam is an enthusiastic car nut which is why she has turned that passion into a fantastic job by becoming a car blogger on NaijAuto.com. Juliet's blogs are a wealthy resource for information on car maintenance, driving tips and also how things pertaining to cars work.

Additionally, because of her passion for the entertainment industry, Juliet does not write only hardcore but also entertaining articles about cars.

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