Tesla Motors opened a new Leeds store with its award-winning Model S electric premium car taking centre stage.
The opening of the brand’s first Yorkshire store was timed to coincide with the launch of the gull-wing-doored Model X SUV and takes its tally of UK retail outlets to 14.
Located in the city’s Victoria Quarter, the new store continues a trend of Tesla stores being located in key shopping destinations, joining existing outlets in Westfield London, Oxford Street, the Bluewater shopping centre in Kent, Touchwood Court centre, Solihull and Multrees Walk in Edinburgh.
A spokeswoman for Tesla said: “Tesla stores which are frequently in city centres and shopping centres, are set up to help customers learn more about electric vehicles and the unique experience of driving Model S.
“Tesla invites customers to learn about the benefits of owning an electric vehicle through interactive and enticing displays and also experience Tesla’s ground breaking new Autopilot features and all-wheel drive technology through a Model S drive demonstration.”
The Tesla Model S is 100% electric and has the ability to reach 60mph, from a standstill, in 60mph 2.8 seconds or deliver a range of up to 340miles on a single charge.
Leeds is already part of Tesla’s network of Supercharger fast-charge points.
Stretching from from Exeter to Edinburgh the points have the ability to deliver half a charge in as little as 20 minutes.
Leeds’s Supercharger is located at the Village Urban Resort, Leeds South.