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Tesla Service Center STL

Discussion in 'Midwest/Great Lakes' started by Majerus, May 16, 2012.

  1. Majerus

    Majerus Member

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    I received a call today regarding test driving the S. While speaking with the rep he mentioned that Tesla was in the process of opening a service center in STL. Does anyone know anything more about this? I heard somewhere that is was possible that mercedes-benz dealerships would become a temp solution for our region.
     
  2. vfx

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    STL is what?
     
  3. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    A big city in the Midwest with an arch?!
     
  4. Majerus

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    Lol I thought that it was a common acronym for St. Louis MO . I should have clarified.
     
  5. Rifleman

    Rifleman Now owns 2 Model S's!!!

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    A store / service center in St. Louis would give good coverage to a large part of the country that is currently driving to Chicago, and would definitely help sell some Model S's in that region. Now if Tesla could just do something the great Ohio black hole, I would be all set.
     
  6. Liz G

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    That will be great. My husband has been concerned about having the closest service center in Chicago. This will make him feel much better.
     
  7. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    While not ideal, there is Ranger service until their service network gets built out a little better. The Ranger service isn't cheap though. St. Louis would be a great place for a store.
     
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    Well it's an International forum but here in California. the world ends at Barstow. :)
     
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  10. Majerus

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    I believe a Tesla store front would be great for the St. Louis market . The midwest in general seems to be very slow to adopt any type of change. This could help spread the word and generate some excitement around the area regarding ev's. From what I understand the service center would only be a service center and not serve as a traditional Tesla Motors store. If I am wrong that would be great however after my conversation with the Tesla employee I believe the location in STL will only be for repair and maintenance.
     
  11. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    That really is the more important thing to have at first anyway. While going to a store is nice and seeing the car in person helps, if someone knows that can't drive the car to get it serviced or they live 800 miles from the closest service station, they'll be less likely to get one. Hopefully their service expansion plans are big.
     
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    I talked to a Tesla rep last weekend and he mentioned that in addition to all the store fronts they will be opening; Tesla is also planning on opening an additional 20ish service centers by this fall! Not sure if those will be stand alone service centers like Chicago or in cooperation with another group.
     
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    zdre 40kWh Model S P6415

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    This would be great news for me!
     
  14. efusco

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    I've been hoping for a STL Tesla shop for a couple years, it really fills a huge gap in the midwest. In addition, I travel to STL several times a year at it is just at the outside range of what I expect to get in the Model S. It would be a doable drive for my annual maintenance and any repairs and would offer a nice way to charge up for the return home, assuming they have a super charger. This is really great news for me and I think it opens up the Tesla Market to the Kansas City (KC) area, Springfield, and even several larger cities in Southern Illinois.
     
  15. FlasherZ

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    I live in that Southern IL area, 45 miles east of St. Louis, and would absolutely love that rather than paying the $250 for the ranger service to come from Chicago. :)
     
  16. Liz G

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    FYI - Just checked out the Tesla Careers website and they have a position for Service Mamager - St. Louis posted.
     
  17. Liz G

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    So, I was browsing the Tesla jobs site this morning and noticed that Tesla has a position posted for a Delivery Specialist out of St. Louis.
     
  18. dsm363

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    Think of all the free schwag you'd get. Go for it!
     
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    That's great news. We need more exposure here. I've been invited by the Electric car club here to show my Model S at the St Louis auto show in January. Only snag is will I have my S by then. Fingers crossed. I really want to see more electric cars out here. Would be nice if the Midwest wasn't always last in adoption.
     

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