Tesla opens first Queensland store
Tesla officially opens its first Brisbane Store and Service Centre at Fortitude Valley’s Homemaker Centre.
The Store and Service Centre hosts three vehicles – including the award-winning Model X and Model S – Tesla Powerwall and four Supercharging bays.
Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk was on hand for the official ribbon-cutting, followed by a drive in the fully-electric SUV Model X.
A Tesla spokesperson said Tesla’s retail model, which is direct-to-customer, allows for future owners to customise the design of their vehicle, as well as view the Tesla home energy product offering which includes Powerwall and Solar Panels.
“Tesla’s service model is also unique, built on a zero-profit model, ensuring owners receive a full understanding of the costs and works being undertaken on their vehicle upfront and on occasion even prior to arrival at the Service Centre, thanks to remote diagnosis over the air through vehicle connectivity,” the spokesperson said.
The Brisbane Supercharger opening completes the route from Ballarat, Victoria to Brisbane – with a Supercharger in Gympie planned for later this year. This furthers the investment of electric vehicle infrastructure within Queensland.
Tesla owners are also set to benefit from Destination Chargers, with more than 300 located nationally, and 67 sites in Queensland alone, located at shopping centres, secure parking locations and hotels, including sites like Sirromet Wines and Palazzo Versace.