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Tesla has announced expansion into eastern European markets. After entering the Czech Republic earlier this year, Tesla is also now opening orders in Poland, Hungary, Romania and Slovenia. The Model 3 (4-door midsize segment) will lead the charge but the larger Model S and SUV-style Model X will also be available.

It seems the brand already has a hard core of addicts: before Tesla opened its first service centre in Prague, 400 fans had already bought and serviced their cars over the border in neighbouring countries. Meanwhile, Tesla announced that sales tripled in Europe during the first half of 2019 versus 2018.