Published By : 15 Dec 2017 | Published By : QYRESEARCH
If there has been any doubt about Tesla not being just a car manufacturing company anymore, its brand new showroom in Manhattan should put all those claims to bed. On Friday, December 15, 2017, the company opens a showroom in Meatpacking District in New York that, for the very first time, will not only sell cars but also batteries and solar panels permanently. And that too, all under one roof.
In a scatter, glass walled space, the Model S sedan and the Model X SUV (sport utility vehicle) will be on display along with Powerwall storage system and solar offerings. A Model S sedan is on display right across from a sign that says: “Produce Your Own Clean Energy.” In this showroom and the others that the company is building across the U.S., launching on Friday, energy and car salesmen will work shoulder to shoulder.
Elon Musk, the Chief Executive Officer of Tesla, took a great gamble in purchasing SolarCity Corp last year. The poster man of the company was put under a lot of public scrutiny and criticism from some of the investors who said that this acquisition of the solar company – then led by Lyndon Rive, his cousin – as bailout rife with conflict of interest. The collaboration of electric vehicles and solar power was not clear immediately, and the company has been striving towards a integrating both ever since. The company aims in positioning itself as an energy – not rigidly an auto-manufacturing – company. This store in New York is the physical representation of that.