Tesla Dealership To Open in Seattle

Tesla Motors, which is selling a $110,000 electric sports car, said it will open a dealership in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood shortly. The facility will be located at 435 Westlake Ave.

The automaker already operates dealerships in Northern and Southern California, and plans to open stores in New York and Chicago at the same time it opens the Seattle dealership.

Tesla officials said they’ll also open a London dealership shortly, followed by dealers in Munich and Monaco. They said they take their showroom cues from Seattle-based Starbucks Corp., “…and other customer focused retailers.”

The 2009 Tesla Roadster sells for about $110,000; a cheaper Tesla model is expected in about a year.