Tesla expands to Europe, starting with the U.K.
American premium electric car-maker Tesla has inaugurated in London its first retail outlet in Europe. Located in the Westfield shopping center, the Tesla design store, the first of its kind in the UK was officially opend by the company’s co-founder and CEO, Elon Musk who also confirmed that first right-hand-drive version of its Model S will hit UK roads in March 2014.
Since arriving in Europe in August, Tesla has wasted no time establishing itself. As well as building a supercharging network in the UK, Tesla has pledged to offer similar networks throughout the continent. By the end of 2014, 100% of the population of Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, Denmark, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, will also live within 320 km of a Supercharger station, (the car’s driving range) where they will be able to recharge their Tesla free-of charge for the life of the vehicle.
During the Tesla store’s official opening, the company confirmed that the entry-level UK edition of the Model S will cost £49,900 (€60,000).