Tesla Opens Fremont Factory Store

4 years ago by Eric Loveday 11

Tesla Fremont Factory Store

Tesla Fremont Factory Store

Generic Image of Typical Tesla Store

Generic Image of Typical Tesla Store

With all the focus seemingly on Supercharger expansion and getting the Model S to European buyers, it’s been awhile since Tesla announced the opening of a new US store.

“Our Fremont Factory Store is now open! Stop in.”

There’s that announcement we’ve been waiting for.

Tesla’s latest US store in Fremont, California is now open to the public.

Of note here is that this latest store is adjacent to Tesla’s Fremont factory.

How cool is that?ย  Now you can order a Tesla just a few hundred feet from where it’s made.

Tesla’s US store/gallery count now stands at 40.ย  Check the map below to see if there’s one near you.

Tesla Store Map

Tesla Store Map

 

 

 

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11 responses to "Tesla Opens Fremont Factory Store"

  1. kdawg says:

    “How cool is that? Now you can order a Tesla just a few hundred feet from where itโ€™s made.”
    ———————
    And still get charged a delivery fee, LOL. ๐Ÿ™‚

    (yeah i know they have to spread the costs, but still funny)

    1. Jay Cole says:

      dang, why didn’t we think of that catch line?

      /clever

    2. It’s actually the law that they have to charge the same delivery fee for a factory pick up or a delivery in Alaska.

      1. http://www.kbb.com/car-advice/articles/destination-charges/?r=436355601995894100
        … the U.S. government has required this fee be itemized on the sticker based on the fact that it is a direct cost, above and beyond the “overhead” companies must incur in bringing a product to market. Tax, license and a detailed list of all the standard and manufacturer-installed options and their retail prices must also be clearly listed on the “Monroney label” of each new car.

        American vs. Import Fees
        Many people mistakenly believe that the destination fee includes the transport of imported vehicles from their assembly plants overseas. This is not the case. The destination fee listed on a new car’s sticker represents only freight charges within the United States. So who pays for the international shipping? Well, you do. That cost is factored into the U.S. pricing on individual models by the American headquarters of each import manufacturer. For example, it may cost $500 per vehicle to ship a Mercedes C-Class from Germany to the Port in Florida. Mercedes-Benz USA, Inc., who is responsible for pricing in the U.S., must factor that cost into the MSRP of the vehicle. This is an interesting fact to consider when you think about how imported vehicles are sometimes very price-competitive with American-made vehicles when they are actually at a price disadvantage right from the start.

        Things Have Changed
        From an historical prospective, there was a time when you could travel to Detroit and pick up your vehicle direct from the manufacturer, thereby eliminating the destination charge. This ended over 30 years ago, when the automotive industry adopted equalized freight charges.

        1. David Stone says:

          However, since it is a charge you have to pay, regardless, no way out, them it should not be seperately itemized and simply be part of the price you have to pay to take ownership of the product.

          Otherwise, why do they not have to itemize the doors, the windows, the drivetrain…

          1. ItsNotAboutTheMoney says:

            Except that delivery charges are frequently not taxable so you don’t want it to be bundled into the price.

            1. David Stone says:

              Oh, I did not know that.
              Thanks.

  2. David Murray says:

    Cool. If I go there will I get a tour of the factory too!?

    1. vdiv says:

      Better yet, can the the customer watch their car being made and maybe even participate in the assembly? ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. kdawg says:

        I think this is what happens …


        Car Factory Scene by anotheraccount

        1. Aaron says:

          That’s convenient. They will assemble the car around you and you can just drive off!