Motors Ltd., the upstart electric-vehicle maker, will open seven more retail and service stores this summer, adding to its 1-year-old Northern and Southern California sites.
In late June,says it will open New York, Seattle and Chicago dealerships, as well as its first European store in London.
Stores in Miami, Munich and Monaco also are due to begin operations this summer, the EV maker says, adding it is scouting locations in Washington D.C. and Toronto.
Tesla says its showrooms will be similar in feel to Apple and Starbucks locations, allowing customers to use the Internet, for instance, and will be centrally located, with fast highway access.
“We are rethinking almost every aspect of the automobile – from the powertrain to the customer experience, both online and in our stores,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk says in a statement.
Tesla says it delivered its 500th Roadster EV in the U.S. last weekend and late this month will begin production of the Roadster Sport model, with a 0-60 mph (100 km/h) time of 3.7 seconds. Deliveries of the car in Europe begin this summer.