The American automobile firm Tesla inaugurated its new showroom last November 27th, ideally located in the "Carré d'Or" district, only a few steps from the National Tourism and Convention Office and from Monaco's famous Place du Casino.
The Tesla Roadster is the first car of its kind, capable of reaching super-highway speeds and traveling more than 200 miles on a single charge; it also offers the benefit of a 5000 Euro government rebate on its sales price. The Monaco Tesla Store will commercialize and deliver vehicles throughout Southern Europe between now and the opening of new Tesla outlets during the year 2010. Furthermore, mechanics stationed in Monaco will service automobiles based all over France, Italy, Spain and Portugal.
H.S.H. Prince Albert II and Mr Elon Musk, Tesla's Managing Director, were present at the inauguration along with numerous VIPs from Monaco and around the world.
Tesla electric automobiles and their owners will benefit from the Principality of Monaco's extraordinary infrastructure, one of the most advanced in the world in terms of environmental protection and social progress, that includes free access to electrical charging units in most of Monaco's public parking lots as along with a series of other preferential rates. Furthermore, the Monaco Government will be making an ecology bonus contribution of more than 9000 Euros on the purchase of every Roadster, bringing the price to 91,000 Euros (including tax).
The inauguration of the Tesla Store offered an opportunity to deliver two automobiles to local Monaco clients, thus pursuing the important series of deliveries that started last September on the Riviera as well as in France, Monaco and Italy.
The Monaco Tesla Store plans to serve as Tesla's base of operations when participating in prestigious local events such as the Formula 1 Grand Prix, the Monte-Carlo "Ecology" Rally, the Cannes Film Festival or the Monaco Yacht Show.
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