Tesla, the high-end electric car manufacturer, is planning to open a Charlotte dealership and service center on Independence Boulevard in Matthews.
The company says on its website that a store and service center is “coming soon” to 9140 E. Independence Blvd. A Tesla representative said the store is scheduled to open later this month.
Tesla, based in Palo Alto, Calif., currently has a “supercharger” station to replenish cars’ batteries on West Mallard Creek Church Road. The company’s only other dealership in North Carolina is in Raleigh.
Tesla’s most basic Model S sells for a base price of $71,070, before federal incentives.