24 September 2019 – Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said on Monday that he is hoping to open a Tesla store in Croatia early next year.
Musk took to Twitter to announce that the company is hoping to open new stores in eastern Europe early year.
“Hoping to open in Slovakia, Croatia, Serbia & most of Eastern Europe early next year. Finally, we will do Nikola Tesla proud by having his cars in his countries of origin,” Musk said, replying to a question about when Slovakia could expect to see a Tesla store open up.
Hoping to open in Slovakia, Croatia, Serbia & most of Eastern Europe early next year. Finally, we will do Nikola Tesla proud by having his cars in his countries of origin!— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 23, 2019
According to The News Wheel, stores of Tesla work like any other retail store and the aim is to cut out the middlemen by selling vehicles directly to the customers.
Tesla Stores will not sell a car in the store. Because of the franchise laws, Tesla customers must purchase vehicles online. Instead of a sale, Tesla Stores offer customers a place to see sample vehicles and give information.
Tesla delivered its first Model 3 cars in Europe in February of this year. The Model 3 recently became the best selling vehicle in the Netherlands in 2019, at 10,000 units.
Born in the village of Smiljan in present day Croatia in 1856, Nikola Tesla moved to Gospić, Karlovac and Graz to study. After working jobs around Europe he migrated to the United States in 1884.