Northeast Ohio's first electric car company Tesla Motors coming to Mayfield Road in Lyndhurst
LYNDHURST, Ohio — Tesla Motors, an electric car company specializing in custom-made vehicles, is moving into the former Infiniti dealership on Mayfield Road.
Infiniti moved out in June, and Silicon Valley-based Tesla is spending $150,000 to renovate the property. It is expected to open in November.
The store will be one of three Tesla showrooms in the state and the first of its kind in Northeast Ohio. Unlike traditional dealerships that works as liaisons between the customer and manufacturer, Tesla both makes and sells its vehicles.
An Ohio House bill requested by the Ohio Automobile Dealers Association would have prohibited auto manufacturers from selling vehicles directly to consumers and prevented Tesla from opening the Lyndhurst store. Instead, lawmakers limited showrooms to three.