Fledgling Tesla Motors is spreading its wings with today’s opening of its first sales and service center on the East Coast.
The facility, in Manhattan’s Chelsea Art District, is targeting affluent urban drivers who might be less worried about the relatively limited range of the maker’s first battery-powered product, its $100,000 Roadster sports car.
Tesla already has two showrooms in California and opened a London store last month. It is also planning to open showrooms in Seattle next week and has plans for additional sales and service centers in Chicago, Miami, Munich and Monaco will later this summer.
The California-based manufacturer of electric vehicles is also scouting locations in Washington DC and Toronto, company officials said.