Tesla opens London showroom, outlines broader UK plans
Tesla now has an official retail footprint in the UK. The EV maker has just opened its first British showroom in London’s Westfield shopping center, giving locals a chance to buy the Model S (including next year’s £55,000 right-hand drive variant) in person. The store is just the beginning of Tesla’s inroads into the country, though. As part of an opening gala Q&A, Elon Musk said that his company was already mapping the UK for Supercharger stations. He also expects that the Model X SUV will reach the UK in late 2015 or 2016, and hopes that Tesla’s long-planned lower-cost EV will come in roughly three years for about £30,000. That’s an ambitious plan when Tesla barely has a presence outside of North America, but Musk has a knack for completing large-scale projects.