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Tesla to open first Quebec store in early 2015

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According to La Presse, Tesla Motors will open its first factory store in Quebec just a few months from now, more specifically on Ferrier Street in Montreal's Côtes-des-Neiges-NDG borough, close to Jaguar, Rolls-Royce and Mercedes-Benz dealerships.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk will reportedly spend more than $1 million to turn the 45,000-square foot location, which previously sold Infiniti and Chrysler products, into a dedicated Tesla store. La Presse also claims that it could become the electric carmaker's largest retail facility in North America.

A Tesla service centre has been operating in Laval since late 2012. There, potential customers can test drive the Model S and order a copy.

Fewer than 300 Tesla vehicles are currently found on Quebec roads, but the opening of a factory store in the province's largest city, combined with the upcoming launch of the all-new Model X crossover and the arrival of a Model 3 compact sedan in 2017, could alter the landscape dramatically.

Source: La Presse