\Tesla founder Elon Musk at the new Tesla showroom at the Westfield Stratford City retail complex in London, U.K. on October 24, 2013.
Tesla is set to deliver the "right side drive" version of its Model S electric vehicle in the U.K. starting next month, opening a new chapter in company founder Elon Musk's mission to push electric cars into the global mainstream.
Since October, U.K. drivers have been able to sample the electric car — which starts at a price of £49,900 (about $84,000) — at a new showroom in London’s Westfield Shopping Centre in White City.
According to a report in the Telegraph, the launch will be accompanied by Supercharger network stations (the electric stations designed to recharge the vehicle) in locations from Bristol and Dover to the 117-mile M25 motorway (or London Orbital motorway), which covers greater London.
Back in 2013, Tesla launched its Supercharger network in Norway, expanding it in January to the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. "By the end of this year, we expect you will be able to travel almost anywhere in Europe using only Superchargers," Musk said in a statement back in March.
However, this isn't Tesla's first ride in the U.K.. In 2010, the company also offered a right hand side version of its sporty Roadster model, a car some early fans of the company in the U.K. remember fondly.
According to Tesla's May shareholder letter, published in May, the company also plans to roll out the Model S in Japan and Hong Kong later this summer.