Tesla, the pioneering producer of chic electric cars, announces ambitious plans for European market, with 30 additional service and supercharger stations scheduled to open this year. The company says their high expectations will prove accurate as their potential customer base in the old continent is steadily growing. It expects combined sales in Europe and Asia will be twice as high as sales in North America.
The company who has already 14 stations in northern Europe said that it targets Europe as a priority market, and is determined to significantly expand supercharger network to allow people to drive longer distances across the continent, according to the press release.
In a recent trip to northern Europe to attend Geneva Motor Show and engage with customers, Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk elaborated on the rapid growth in the company’s supercharger network in Europe. “By the end of this year, we expect you will be able to travel almost anywhere in Europe using only superchargers” he said.
Tesla’s existing stations and service centers are located in Germany, Austria, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK.
In 2013, Tesla delivered 22,477 vehicles to customers worldwide. Right hand drive versions of Model S will soon be introduced in the UK. In 2013, Model S was named Car of the Year in Sweden and Norway, Most Stylish Car in Switzerland, and it won the Car of the Year Prize of Honor in Denmark.
Tesla further enhances the user experience by collaborating with continental tech providers to offer better connectivity and for the European driver. You can find below an interview recorded during the Mobile World Congress last week with the participation of a Telefonica executive who explains the soon-to-be-commercialized project with Tesla (please skip the intro in Turkish).