Tesla to Build and Sell Europe-Bound Vehicles in the Netherlands
We did not think that Tesla had the necessary financial backing to push forth and establish a foothold in Europe so soon, but it is now official – they will begin selling and manufacturing the Model S for the European market, in the Netherlands, from their European Distribution Center, in Tilburg.
Production is set to begin in March of next year, at their new facility, which will have a total staff of 50. Tesla have not specified whether or not the Euro version will get any changes, either mechanical or otherwise, as it may have to comply with different rules and regulations, and some of its US-spec parts may not be legal on The Old Continent.
Pricing is another mystery, as it has not been revealed yet. Prospective buyers don`t even know whether or not the $2,500 price increase the car is getting from 2013 will apply to the Euro models, or not. If the car were to cost exactly the same as it does in the US, it would start at around €46,000, and would climb to around €72,200 for a top spec model.