GT Spirit provided exclusive news reporting today (Aug.26,2013) that Tesla Motors opened an assembly and distribution center for its cars and parts in Tilburg, Netherlands. Situated in a key location in the middle of Europe, Tilburg was chosen as the ideal spot to distribute its model lineup and expand its sales overseas.
Not only are cars assembled here, but it also serves as a training grounds and center for major repairs. A chassis, engine and set of batteries are shipped from Palo Alto,Calif and are fully assembled and tested in Tilburg before delivery to its owner.
With the opening of the assembly plant, press got to take short test drives of the Model S as well as celebrate the first delivery of a model S to Europe’s first new owner. In some cases, orders for a Tesla Model S in Europe stretch back to early 2010.
The Model S is the only model that’s currently on sale, but that will all change in the near future with the introduction of the Model X ( an SUV) and rumoured Model E ( a slightly more affordable all electric Sedan).
With Tesla’s stock price setting all time records since its initial public offering, two consecutive quarters in the profit and capital investment in Europe, things are looking up for Elon Musk. Now with this new European distribution center, new streams of revenue are ripe for the picking.
Source: GT Spirit