Tesla Motors announces European expansion plan

    In anticipation of the Geneva Motor Show, the American company Tesla Motors announced a plan for a large-scale expansion of its business in Europe.

    Tesla intends to open more than 30 service centers and car dealerships on the continent. In addition, the company will continue to expand its Supercharger network of petrol stations . Now there are only 14 such stations, of which 11 are located in Germany and Norway. By the end of 2014, Tesla promises to increase their number by several times and expand the “accessibility zone” to almost the entire territory of Western Europe.

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    But what they promise by the end of the year.

    Model S cars can be recharged at Supercharger stations for free. So the map shows in which territory Model S owners can ride freely without worrying about paying for fuel.

    There are no plans to expand to Eastern Europe. At least not this year.

    In 2013, Tesla sold 22,477 vehicles worldwide. According to the results of 2014, the company expects that the number of customers in Europe and Asia will almost double American sales. For the UK, they will even release a modification of the Model S with a right-hand drive. And in Germany, they recently launched a profitable leasing jointly with Sixt: you can get a sedan for rent by paying about 7,000 euros with subsequent monthly payments of about 550 euros (including tax refund).

    Last year, Model S was recognized as the “Car of the Year” in Sweden and Norway, the “Most Stylish Car” in Switzerland and won the “Car of the Year” award in Denmark.

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