As if often the case with Elon Musk's output on Twitter, a seemingly mundane unrelated tweet led to an update on one of his many companies.
In this case, the Tesla, SpaceX, and Neuralink man went from pointing out the similarity of two country's flags to saying he is "hoping" Tesla opens in Romania very soon.
Almost identical flags
Today, Elon Musk tweeted about how similar Chad and Romania's flags are. The two countries share very few similarities. As Business Insider points out, they don't even have an embassy in each other's countries.
What they do have in common are a set of practically identical flags. This is something Elon Musk pointed out by saying "Why aren't more people talking about this!?"
Why aren’t more people talking about this!? pic.twitter.com/iUFIBcDQrp— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 9, 2019
Romania's current flag design was set in 1861 — the previous design used the same colors set in horizontal lines. Chad's design, meanwhile, was decided in 1959 after the country achieved independence from France.
Chad and Romania aren't the only countries with similar flags, as can be seen in this tweet by the Irish Foreign Ministry - showing Poland and Indonesia, Chad and Romania, and Mali and Guinea.
Where's the Tesla news at?
How is all of this related to Tesla you might ask?
In the flags Twitter thread, one user from Romania asked Musk about "Tesla’s plans for the region."
Hoping to open in Romania soon!— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 9, 2019
Musk replied, "hoping to open in Romania soon!"
Tesla has, in fact, announced that it will be expanding its market in Eastern Europe by opening up pre-orders for the Model 3 to buyers in Poland, Hungary, Romania and Slovenia.
Hint: starts with P and ends with oland, Hungary, Romania and Slovenia.— Tesla (@Tesla) August 23, 2019
Model 3 orders are open today in 🇵🇱 🇭🇺 🇷🇴 🇸🇮
While no exact date has been announced, Musk's tweet seems to suggest that the release date is just around the corner.