Ireland To Get Its First Tesla Store In 2017


OCT 19 2016 BY MARK KANE 3

Ireland lives to see its first Tesla Motors store next year in Dublin, along with a service center and four Supercharging stations.

Tesla Model S and Model X at Supercharger

Tesla Model S and Model X at Supercharger

It’s expected that the store will ultimately be combined with the service center.

Additionally, Tesla intends to install its first four Supercharging stations in the country – so it’s great news all around for patient Tesla customers in Ireland.  The country already has a fairly dense CHAdeMO fast charging network (also available of course for use by Tesla vehicles with the appropriate charging adapter).

Suggested locations for Superchargers are:

  • Dublin
  • Cork
  • Galway
  • Belfast

“Peter Bardenfleth-Hansen, Tesla Motors’ director of Nordic sales, says the opening of the Irish store “will happen simultaneously with the introduction of superchargers”. He told The Irish Times the firm was “pretty far into the process” of entering the Irish market. The Irish store will be operated directly by Tesla.

Tesla Motors Ireland Ltd was incorporated last August, with a registered address at South Bank House on Barrow St, Dublin 4.”

Electric cars in Ireland can be purchased with €5,000 tax relief, which should encourage smoother entry on the market.

source: The Irish Times, Hat tip to offib!

Categories: Charging, Tesla


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Congratulations Ireland, great country which is well suited to EV”s.

Thank you, Thank you! Although, now that the Brexiters broke their pound to €1.10, it might be cheaper to just import Teslas in.

I’d like to add that most of the old CHAdeMO only RC stations have been largely replaced and/or supplimented by the new 3-plug (CHA, CCS, 43kW) chargers.

One problem we do have is that there’s few places readily available(that’s not a business estate) that can provide up to 700kW for 5 or so charging stations. Maybe Tesla should use that to implement a it’s own battery bank and onsite windmills.

Could this be Tesla having a ‘re-think’ about how it wishes to sell its car and the customer experience they might wish to receive..?

Maybe the ’boutique’ shop approach hasn’t really worked, or might not suite the requirements of volume car sales alongside the need for aftersales care….