Ahead of the Geneva Auto Show, Tesla has announced plans to significantly expand its footprint in Europe. And for good reason. According to the news release announcing 30 new European service centers and stores, Telsa notes that it expects the combined sales in Europe and Asia to be twice as high as sales in North America.
The proposed expansion comes after a recent trip to Europe by Elon Musk who stated at the time Europe will soon be covered in Superchargers. “By the end of this year, we expect you will be able to travel almost anywhere in Europe using only Superchargers,” Musk said.
There are currently 14 Superchargers on the continent, mostly covering Norway and Central Europe.
The company states that it’s dialing up its commitment to Europe. It represents a “priority market” for Tesla, which will soon introduce a right hand drive Model S for the UK.
The 30 new service stations and stores would more than double the budding car company’s presence in Europe. As Tesla is facing significant roadblocks setting up shop in several states in the U.S., the company is charging forward in other markets hungry for its electric vehicles.