Electric car maker Tesla Motors to open Toronto store
This June 22, 2012 file photo shows a Tesla Model S outside the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
Published Friday, September 21, 2012 11:37AM EDT
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Electric car company Tesla Motors is opening its first Canadian store later this year, part of a series of new locations across North America announced Friday.
The company says it plans to open 10 new stores over the next few months.
The Canadian location will begin operations this November in Toronto, while other locations are slated for various states, including New York, California and Florida.
The first of the new stores was set to open Friday in Garden City, N.Y. The location is expected to include interactive displays and design studios where customers can design their own Tesla Model S sedan on a large touchscreen and then view it on an 85-inch video wall.
Tesla said it plans to open its first location in the Boston area a week later and follow that with the opening of a second store in the Chicago area. The company also plans to open stores in New Jersey, California, Florida and Virginia in October and November.
Tesla's first Canadian store is expected to open in November in Toronto.
Once those stores are open, Tesla will have 24 locations in North America and 34 worldwide.
Tesla shares were trading unchanged at $30.90 in premarket trading on Friday.