Tesla store Stories February 28

In addition to today’s announcement of the standard $35,000 Model 3, Tesla has also described a significant shift in their sales strategy.  Tesla will now focus primarily on online sales, with only a few physical locations in high-traffic areas, functioning as “Tesla information centers.”

This will be accompanied by the closing of “many” stores and a “reduction in retail headcount” (layoffs), though Tesla did not specify how many as a percent or in real numbers.

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Tesla store Stories March 3, 2017

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Tesla is still lining up one direct sales push after the other lately. Following a recent victory in Indiana and a current attempt in Connecticut, the Wyoming Legislature has now approved a bill that will enable Tesla to sell its vehicles directly to customers in the state without having to go through third-party dealerships. expand full story

Tesla store Stories February 20, 2017

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After a recent victory in Indiana, Tesla is making a push to allow its direct-sale business model in Connecticut and bypass the third-party car dealer model.

As the company makes its case and backs a new bill introduced by the Transportation Committee this week, the state dealership association launched its own effort to block the bill, which they managed to do 3 years in a row now. expand full story

Tesla store Stories January 31, 2017

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Indiana is becoming the latest battleground in Tesla’s seemingly endless war against car dealers and automakers over the right to sell its vehicles directly to consumers without having to go through third-party dealers.

The state legislature introduced a new bill that would prohibit Tesla from selling its cars in the state this week and they did it in the most unsubtle way… expand full story

Tesla store Stories January 3, 2017

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Last week, we reported on Tesla being in a precarious situation in Missouri after the local car dealer association successfully sued the state for having issued a dealer license to the automaker in an attempt to keep their monopoly on car sales. At the time, it wasn’t clear what would happen of Tesla’s two stores in Missouri, but local reports confirmed that Tesla was forced to temporarily close its stores while it waits for the Court of Appeal’s decision. expand full story

Tesla store Stories December 16, 2016

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Tesla is pushing forward with its goal to open one new retail location every four days until the end of the year with two new locations coming to Colorado next week. The company confirmed today that they will inaugurate two new showrooms in Aspen and Vail. expand full story

Tesla store Stories December 5, 2016

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Earlier this year, Tesla confirmed that it is trying to open one new retail location every four days until the end of the year in order to grow its retail presence of already more than 260 stores. CEO Elon Musk said that Tesla would focus on the Northeast region of the US, which he referred to as an “underpenetrated” market for the company.

Today, Tesla opened a new flagship location in the final phase of Boston’s Prudential Tower. expand full story

Tesla store Stories August 16, 2016

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We have recently been reporting on Tesla’s retail expansion, which aims to open one new location every 4 days until the end of the year and to increase its total presence to 450 locations by the time the Model 3 hits the market in 2017.

Now we learn that in addition to the expansion, Tesla is rethinking its retail model and the automaker could soon launch a “drastically” different redesign of its retail concept. expand full story

Tesla store Stories August 15, 2016

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Just a day before the grand opening in San Francisco of Tesla’s biggest store in North America, the newest Texas service plus (sales and service) location went live on the 8th in Austin last week, which means that now Houston, Dallas and Austin, informally dubbed the ‘Texas Triangle’, have such a facility in the local area.

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Interior of the Cleveland store as line filters in.

Sierra Club, a not-for-profit environmental organisation, conducted a study in 308 dealerships and stores from 13 different automakers across ten states with zero-emission vehicle mandates in order to evaluate the state of the electric vehicle shopping experience.

The study paints a negative (borderline disastrous) picture of the electric vehicle shopping experience, especially outside of California, for almost all automakers except for Tesla, which gives weight to the automaker’s direct sales distribution model through company-owned stores. expand full story

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