08 March 2013

Tesla Motors to Open New Retail Store and Service Center in Amsterdam

07 March 2013 - California-based Tesla Motors plans to open a new retail store and service center in Amsterdam this year. Tesla recently announced its European Final Assembly Plant in Tilburg. 

Tesla’s Amsterdam headquarters will be in the Zuidas district, and the new store will be located in the Museumplein neighborhood. The location of the new service center will be announced in the near future. These new Tesla locations complement existing store and service center locations in Eindhoven. 

“Tesla and the Netherlands share a similar vision surrounding energy sustainability and a clean future for generations to come,” said George Blankenship, Tesla Motors vice president of worldwide sales and ownership experience. “We’re thrilled to base our final assembly, distribution, service, sales and operational headquarters in the Netherlands and look forward to many years of great relationships with our business and governmental partners, and most importantly, our Dutch customers.” 

To date, reservations from the Netherlands are one of the highest of any country in Europe. Tesla will begin production of its European Model S in June with deliveries starting in July. The final assembly point for EU-bound vehicles will be in Tilburg, where operations will be based for distribution, service, parts, training, collision repair and more. 

The Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp is pleased with the arrival of Tesla. "Tesla's choice of the Netherlands shows us that our country is an attractive place for innovative companies to invest in. Such investments mean new jobs and revenue, which is why this cabinet continues to invest in the Netherlands investment climate " says Minister Kamp. 

Tesla has been supported in this by the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA), the Dutch provinces of Brabant and North Holland, the cities of Amsterdam and Tilburg, and the regional development agencies BOM Foreign Investments and Amsterdam inBusiness. 

California-based Tesla designs and manufactures EVs, as well as EV powertrain components for partners such as Toyota and Daimler. 

Source: Tesla