The Tesla Model S has been selling like hotcakes and the momentum shows no signs of stopping, as Tesla’s recent announcement to continue expanding proves. No doubt being named 2013 World Green Car of the Year and Motor Trend’s Car of the Year for 2013 hasn’t hurt the success of the car. And now, with plans to add more charging stations, more dealerships and service centers across the US, Canada and Europe. And if owning one has been a dream of yours, it just got a little closer to reality with the company’s recent announcement to create a vehicle at a lower price point.
According to a recent blog post, Tesla has been selling over 500 Model S cars a week, with 3,000 of those registered in California alone. To keep up with the growing demand, the company has announced plans to open new stores in Los Angeles and Miami, in addition to the recently-opened Austin and Toronto locations. The San Jose location, the first newly-designed Tesla Store, is relocating to a larger location. Service centers are scheduled to open all across the US and Europe.
One of the things that customers love about Tesla is the network of supercharging stations throughout the US, where any Tesla vehicle can recharge for free. Right now, the company has California, Nevada and everywhere between Washington DC and New York covered, but the company intends to expand stations across the US so that a driver can go from California to New York on free Tesla energy.
At a recent TED 2013 conference, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced plans to launch a model at a lower price point within the next four years. Right now, the high-end Roadster costs $100,000, with the mid-range Model S coming in at $50,000. The newer model is expected to cost around $30,000, which makes it an appealing option for bringing stylish electric vehicles to the masses.
via Clean Technica