Tesla Owners In Portugal Make Video Request For Service Center And Store, Update: Ok

2 years ago by Jay Cole 9

Over 100 Tesla Model S Owners In Portugal Currently Have To Drive Over 700 Miles To Get Their EVs Serviced

Over 100 Tesla Model S Owners In Portugal Currently Have To Drive Over 700 Miles To Get Their EVs Serviced

At a first owners meeting in Portugal, Tesla owners also put together a pretty convincing video request, “Please Don’t Forget Us”, for the company to set up its first service center and store in the country.

To date, there are about 100 Model S EVs in Portugal and reportedly 1,400 Model 3 reservations; but the nearest service center is in Bordeaux, France, some  750 miles/1200kms away from the capital city of Lisbon – where the bulk of the Teslas call home.

Currently customers must travel through Spain to the French cities of Aix-en-Provence or Bordeaux, to service their Teslas.

With owners like this, we imagine it won’t take Tesla too long to “make it so”.

Update:  And that didn’t take long, as Tesla CEO took to Twitter late last night in response…and all it took was two letters:   “OK” – so mission accomplished!

Our thanks to Nuno Rogério Santos for pointing us to the video!

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9 responses to "Tesla Owners In Portugal Make Video Request For Service Center And Store, Update: Ok"

  1. Pedro says:

    I hope that Tesla Motors takes advantage of the new Portuguese Government to build a factory in Europe. Our current prime minister, António Costa is a vocal supporter of electric cars. The last prime minister was a disgrace, because of him Nissan gave up on a battery factory that was already being build.

  2. kimmi says:

    GO TESLA, GO!!!

    We are waiting for you in Portugal, we need not only Service Centers, but also Superchargers.

  3. ffbj says:

    Nice work on the video, it should get someones attention, and hopefully Portugal will get everything they need.

  4. PedroMCBFaria says:

    We have gathered part of the Portuguese Tesla community at a historic spot in Lisbon, the place from where the Portuguese Navigators sailed to discover New Continents and give New Worlds to the World.

    To own a Tesla car in Portugal is an act of madness and passion: the nearest Service Center is at a distance of 1,200 km.

    With this meeting, we want to call Tesla’s attention to our country: we are already many and counting, we can and we will be many more and, for that, we need a Tesla Service Center and a Tesla Store!

  5. James says:

    Portuguese Tesla owners need a service facility! STAT!

    Good job!

  6. Priusmaniac says:

    I was exactly there 3 months ago and it was very nice. I was surprised by the number of electric vehicles I saw, apart from the famous tram 28, of course. Enjoy the Belem Pasteis while you are there they are delicious. Nice aquarium to see and naval museum too, or the Gulbenkian Museum. I hope they get their service center soon. Olá a todos!

  7. Miggy says:

    Great job, love the video and good luck with getting a service and sales centre and a few super chargers too.

  8. Paulo says:

    Love Portugal/Tesla
    Elon Musk changing the world for the better…
    Good luck on everything.