Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA): Superchargers Open In Colorado, Cincinnati Store Rumored

Posted Oct 4, 2013

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has announced this past week that they have opened up a couple of Superchargers in Colorado.  There is also a rumor floating around that Tesla Motors will soon be opening up a store in Cincinnati, Ohio.

New Superchargers

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) announced earlier this week that they have opened up Superchargers in Silverthorne, Colorado and Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

New Store In Cincinnati?

According to BizJournals, Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has filed for a building permit for a store at the Kenwood Towne Centre in Cincinnati, Ohio.  The Kenwood Towne Centre officials denied that a lease has been signed and Tesla did not respond to requests from BizJournals.

The plans were filed at the Hamilton County?s Division of Building Inspections in the Planning and Development Department.  A permit has not been issued yet so the lack of response is not surprising.

Tesla Motors is expected to have some form of presence next to the Stafford Jewelers and across from Tempur-Pedic at the Nordstrom wing of the mall.  The estimated cost for that space is believed to be around $45,000.

The plans for that location show a single car in the middle of a 1,100 square-foot room.  There is an owners lounge at the rear of the store.  The rendering filed with the application different Tesla finishes and options would be displayed on the wall.  The start date for the renovation of the Aeropostale store that Tesla is believed to be taking over is November 11th.

Tesla Motors does not sell their vehicles through dealerships.  Tesla takes orders directly online, through retail locations, and over the phone.  Tesla also has 42 stores and galleries across the U.S. and Canada.  They have 12 locations in California alone.

The Tesla stores are modeled after Apple stores.  One of Apple’s retail store executives named George Blankenship joined Tesla back in 2010.  Tesla store staff members teach visitors about the vehicles in the stores.  There are 47 Tesla Motor service centers and the closest one from this location would be in Dublin, Ohio.  The nearest Tesla retail store from this location would be in Chicago, Illinois.