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Distribution of Tesla cars

Discussion in 'Tesla Motors' started by Rostman, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. Rostman

    Rostman New Member

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    Hey guys. Does anybody know who in Tesla Motors is responsible for dealer relationships or something like that?
    Trying to call them, but all my attempts were unsuccessful. They did not pick up the telephone at all but sometimes i'm lucky and some pretty girl pickes it up, but cant help me.
    Who knows how Tesla is working with their dealers? Does they have dealers or they own just their offices?
    Would like to sell their cars in our country, but its terrible that i dont know with whom i can talk about it in Tesla.
    Any contacts, names or e-mail will be appreciated.
     
  2. Eberhard

    Eberhard #421 Model S #S32

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    there are no dealers nor dealership for Tesla. All sales are done by Tesla Stores or via Internet.
     
  3. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    Like the Apple stores.
     
  4. Slackjaw

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    Except there are no fake ones yet, as far as I know.
     
  5. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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  7. Cobos

    Cobos S60 owner since 2013

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    Ferdinand Motors is a Norwegian exotic car importer. They were some of the first to sell Roadsters in Norway as well as Leafs and Volts. Earlier they did high-end sportscars only which is why they did the Roadster. Lately they have or are talking about creating a separate company dealing with green cars only, i.e EVs, PHEV, and assorted Hybrids. I think the Sig 1 in Europe was sold through them. They've also got the expertise needed to get a US-speced car legal status in Norway which is why many use them.
    Like any car dealership in Norway they sell cars the same way Tesla does, but since they mostly deal with very expensive cars they've got more focus on excellent service than more mundane dealers.
    I think they currently enjoy a special agreement with Tesla and I've got the impression they'll be acting dealer on our west coast since they are based out of Bergen. As far as I know a small company selling Roadsters in Norway by importing them, Top-Line is morphing into the the Oslo show room using the same people as Tesla employees.

    So outside of the US, Tesla seems to have a less solid stance on only their own dealers. Probably because at least in Norway they are selling a lot and want to use this as a case-study or show case, and they need dealers ASAP. Using someone capable of selling Roadsters already and into Tesla products seems to be a good idea. Not to mention everyone likes the car buying experience here, as all our ICE dealers use the Tesla model for selling cars.

    Cobos
     
  8. TEG

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    Thanks, Cobos. I suspecting something like that but didn't know the details.
     

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