“Roadsters have driven more than 9 million miles around the world, saving close to 25,000 barrels of oil, and are truly leading the charge in electric vehicle technology,” said Tesla’s Vice President for Business Development Diarmuid O’Connell. “We’re excited to bring this spirit of innovation to the nation’s capital.”
This is Tesla's 16th store in the world and is located at 1050 K ST. N.W., also serving, as the company says, "as a service station and regional hub for Tesla’s mobile service squad."
"Technicians, known as Tesla Rangers, travel to customers’ homes to perform annual inspections, firmware upgrades and other services. Tesla’s innovative “house call” approach allows customers peace of mind no matter where they are located," it added in a press statement.
In separate news, Tesla Motors is gearing up for the introduction of what it calls the "Model X", an all-electric crossover that's likely to be rolled out this year at the Frankfurt Auto Show. The new project will be based on Model S and will most likely come with all-wheel drive, while the battery pack will be carried over from the sedan version.
More details are to be provided as we get closer to the official launch moment of the crossover, so we'll keep you posted.