Tesla announces European distribution center in the Netherlands

Most of the parts for Model S will still be made by Tesla in the US, but final assembly for European markets will take place at the Dutch facility.

 

Tesla had good news for European autophiles this week, as it moves a step closer to worldwide distribution of Model S. The company announced that it will begin operations this month at its new European Distribution Center in Tilburg, Netherlands. Production of European versions of Model S is planned to begin in March 2013.

Most of the parts for Model S will still be made by Tesla in the US, but final assembly for European markets will take place at the Dutch facility, which will also serve as the company’s European service and parts headquarters, and a site for technical training operations, parts remanufacturing and collision repair.
 
Tesla is steadily ramping up production of its premium electric sedan, but has a sizable backlog of orders to work through. European connoisseurs are used to waiting for the finer things, and that’s good – one Continental buyer told us that he’s been given a delivery date in September.