Tesla Motors’ European Distribution Centre in Tilburg, The Netherlands

January 11th, 2013 by Tesla Motors

Tesla Motors began operations in December 2012 at its new European Distribution Centre in Tilburg, Netherlands as a key step towards beginning worldwide distribution of Model S, the world’s first premium sedan built from the ground up as an electric vehicle.

Tesla Model S in Germany (click image to expand - image courtesy of Tesla Motors, photo by Alexis Georgeson)

This new facility will serve as Tesla’s European service and parts headquarters, as well as the final assembly and distribution point for Model S vehicles sold in Europe.

General production of European left-hand drive Model S is planned to begin in March 2013.

Tesla’s new 62,000 square foot facility is centrally located to enable efficient, timely and cost effective operations throughout Europe.

The new distribution centre stocks parts for both the Tesla Roadster and the Model S.

Tesla Motors plans to use this facility for vehicle importing operations, final vehicle assembly and distribution, service headquarters, technical training operations, parts remanufacturing, collision repair and more.

The new Tesla European Distribution Centre will lead to the creation of approximately 50 jobs in the next few years.

Tesla’s decision to locate the new European Distribution Center in Tilburg is the result of almost two years of on-going cooperation between Tesla, BOM Foreign Investments, NFIA (Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency), CBRE Group, Inc. and the City of Tilburg.

The Tesla Model S, with a rigid body structure, nearly 50/50 weight distribution and a remarkably low center of gravity,  offers the responsiveness and agility expected from the world’s best sports cars while providing the ride quality of a luxury performance sedan.

Model S has received many of the industry’s most prestigious awards and accolades during its first year on the market.

Without an internal combustion engine or transmission tunnel, the interior of Model S has more cargo space than any other sedan in its class and includes a second boot under the bonnet.

The Tesla Model S with a spacious boot (click image to expand - image courtesy of Tesla Motors)

The Model S interior features a 17 inch in-dash touchscreen with Internet capabilities, allowing for streaming radio, web browsing and navigation.

Tesla’s goal is to accelerate the world’s transition to electric mobility with a full range of increasingly affordable electric cars.

California-based Tesla designs and manufactures EVs, as well as EV powertrain components for partners such as Toyota and Daimler.

Tesla has delivered more than 2,400 Roadsters to customers worldwide.

Tesla Roadster in London on 14 August 2012 (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Model S began deliveries to U.S. customers in June 2012. Tesla has already received more than 13,000 reservations worldwide for Model S.

 

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