Having begun the first European deliveries of Model S, Tesla Motors opened its Tilburg Assembly Plant. The Tilburg facility will serve as the final assembly and distribution point for Model S vehicles sold in Europe as well as Tesla’s European service and parts headquarters.
…Parts can be distributed to anywhere across the continent within 12 hours. Tilburg, about 80 km (50 miles) from the port of Rotterdam, is connected by an excellent rail and motorway network to all major markets.
Another smart move for Tesla. This will allow quicker deliveries to Europeans with the variety of options packages staying in tact. Instead of ordering a Tesla and having it shipped from the US, Tesla will ship a bunch of mostly finished Teslas on a ship and save a month (eventually in ship times.