Electric car manufacturer Tesla plans to boost its growth in Europe by expanding its network of free fast charging stations across the continent and introducing a right hand drive Model S for the UK market
The company has spoken about its commitment to Europe, which it considers a priority market, at the Geneva Motor Show today. Apart from rolling out more of its free fast charging stations along Europe’s most important traffic routes, Tesla also said it plans to open more service centres and stores across the continent to serve the growing customer base.
“By the end of this year, we expect you will be able to travel almost anywhere in Europe using only Superchargers,” said Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk during his recent visit to northern Europe.
The California-based company said it expects sales in Europe and Asia will continue to grow in the next year. It foresees, by the end of 2014, it will sell twice as many cars in these market than in its domestic US.
In the coming months, a right hand drive version of the company’s popular Model S car for the UK market is expected to be unveiled, while the company expects to continue with competitive leasing and financing options designed to boost its European sales.