is there any information about Tesla expanding in Europe? I am specifically interested in info about presence in Czech republic. Plans for expansion into European countries are something I deeply miss on the website...
Norway is ground zero for Tesla in the EU. Look there
Hello from heart of Europe :D
First cars have been already delivered to Norway, others are on the way to whole Europe...
And yes, Czech Republic has few orders too.
Zdravim ze srdce Evropy :D
Prvni auta jiz byly doruceny do Norska a dalsi jsou na ceste pro celou Evropu...
A ano i v Ceske Republice je objednano nekolik kusu.
[nitpick] Norway is not member of EU.
[nitpick nitpick] Norway is not a member of the EU.
Having been to the Czech Republic for a few weeks last year, it is a great place, but very unlikely to justify investment in a Tesla Service Center or showroom. The average household disposable income is $16,957 USD per year, less than the OECD average of $23,047 USD per year, and far below the US average. Further, there are proportionately fewer people with wealth sufficient to spend $100K on a car.
Put another way, Mercedes has 11 locations in the Czech Republic vs. 30 in Norway and many, many more in other western EU countries. With only 10.5 million people (smaller than many U.S. states), a shrinking economy, and declining population, do not expect Czech Tesla fans to be able to purchase a car locally anytime soon.
Well, I do expect it will take time since this market is not as interesting as many EU countries, but I hoped at least for some rough estimate, when will we get our hands on Teslas without need to buy them in other countries...
I thought borders didn't matter in EU-topia?
Hello Tesla-fans in the Czech Republic,
We have just driven our Model S from Norway down to Steina (near Dresden in Germany). We have been driving about 200 km per day, which is easier for the children and also gives us good time for sight-seeing. For accomodation we have been staying in Motels or B&B's and charging at 13 A has been no problem.
From here we plan to drive through the Czech Republic to visit some friends in Salzburg. We have a tentative route through Praha and Cesky Krumlov. I am looking at motels and B&B's again as per usual, but thought I should also check on here if somebody has other suggestions for where we might stay and charge the car?
If anybody on our route is interested to see the Model S, then we can try to coordinate that. I am also happy to give test-drives, but it will depend on the time and our battery SoC.
Our journey is not following any strict plan or route, so sorry for the late notice.
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Hi, in Prague (Praha) you can charge your Model S very easily, there is a lot of 3x32A Mennekes charging stations so Twin Charger is very useful here. However rest of the country is quite poor on charging stations.
Here you can find charging stations and places with public wall socket: http://www.hybrid.cz/mapa-stanic/?t=ele
Btw: In Czech republic, there is already several Model S owners includin at least 2 or 3 siganture owners.
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