Tesla (TSLA) announces European expansion plans at Geneva auto show(Read article summary)
Tesla Motors (TSLA) will reportedly build additional charging stations and service centers across Europe. By year's end, the company claims that its combined European and Asian sales will be almost double those it expects in North America.
Selling cars is one thing, but taking care of your new customers is another.
At the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Tesla Motors (TSLA) revealed the nest phase of its European expansion plans, which center on the installation of more Supercharger DC fast-charging stations and opening many more service centers.
Tesla will install more Supercharger stations to fulfill CEO Elon Musk's promise--made last month during a Q&A session with European customers--that drivers will be able to travel "almost anywhere" in Europe using only Superchargers, by the end of the year.
The company did not release details on how many charging stations it planned to build, or where they would be located.
In addition, Tesla plans to add at least 30 new stores and service centers across Europe.
By the end of 2014, the company says it expects to be selling almost twice as many cars in Europe and Asia combined as it does in North America.
Tesla currently ships cars to Europe for final assembly and distribution from a facility in Tilburg, Netherlands.