Tesla Motors Opens First Canadian Store

Tesla Motors Opens First Canadian Store 
Toronto Store Is First International Location to Feature Tesla's New,
Innovative Showroom Design 
PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/16/12 --  Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:
TSLA)  
Tesla Motors opened its first "new design" retail store in Toronto,
Canada today. Tesla's new store, located in Yorkdale Shopping Centre,
features interactive displays and design studios where customers can
design their own Tesla Model S on a large touchscreen and then view
it on an 85-inch video wall in the back of the store.  
"We are very excited to bring our new, interactive store design to
Toronto," said George Blankenship, vice president of worldwide sales
and ownership experience. "Our approach continues to be focused on
informing as many people as possible about EVs, our company, and the
advanced technology behind Model S. Customers in our store are
invited to ask questions and engage with informative product
specialists to learn more about the many advantages of driving an
electric car. We know we've done our job when every customer leaves
smiling."  
Tesla is reinventing the car-buying experience by placing its stores
and showrooms in high foot-traffic locations like Yorkdale Shopping
Centre. Tesla Yorkdale is one of 10 new locations Tesla has opened
this Fall. By the end of 2012, Tesla will have 24 locations in North
America and 34 worldwide. Tesla will continue to expand its retail
network into 2013, supporting the mission to engage and inform as
many people as possible about driving electric.  
More than 13,200 reservations have been made worldwide for Model S
through September 2012. Customers can reserve a Model S at one of
Tesla's retail stores or online.  
About Model S
 Model S is the world's first premium sedan built from
the ground up as an electric vehicle and has been engineered to
elevate the public's expectations of what a premium sedan can be. At
the heart of Model S is the proven Tesla powertrain, delivering both
unprecedented range and a thrilling drive experience. With a rigid
body structure, nearly 50/50 weight distribution and a remarkably low
center of gravity, Model S offers the responsiveness and agility
expected from the world's best sports cars while providing the ride
quality of a luxury performance sedan. Model 
S has received many
awards and accolades during its first year on the market, including
Motor Trend's prestigious 2013 Car of the Year. 
Setting the bar for electric driving range, Model S offers 40 kWh, 60
kWh and 85 kWh battery options. All deliver unprecedented range, with
the 85 kWh variant achieving an EPA-certified range of 265 miles. All
three batteries use automotive-grade lithium-ion cells arranged for
optimal energy density, thermal management, and safety. 
Without an internal combustion engine or transmission tunnel, the
interior of Model S has more cargo space than any other sedan in its
class and includes a second trunk under the hood. The Model S
interior features a 17" in-dash touchscreen with Internet
capabilities, allowing for streaming radio, web browsing and
navigation. 
About Tesla
 Tesla's goal is to accelerate the world's transition to
electric mobility. Palo Alto, California-based Tesla designs and
manufactures EVs and EV power train components for partners such as
Toyota and Daimler. Tesla has delivered more than 2,400 Roadsters to
customers worldwide. Model S, the first premium sedan to be built
from the ground up as an electric vehicle, began deliveries in June
2012. 
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Forward-Looking Statements
 Certain statements in this press release,
including statements regarding the characteristics and performance of
Model S, future store openings and information regarding Model S
handling, efficiency and safety, are "forward-looking statements"
that are subject to risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking
statements are based on management's current expectations. Various
important factors could cause actual results to differ materially,
including the risks identified in our SEC filings. Tesla disclaims
any obligation to update this information. 
Tesla Motors Media Contact: 
Shanna Hendriks 
shendriks@teslamotors.com 
650-681-5179 
 
 
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