Model S leads the way for Tesla's growth in Canada
By Justin Couture, MSN Autos
Though I’m hardly what you’d call a stats buff, I’ve always found figures interesting when it comes to car companies – especially those that are newcomers to Canada. To most manufacturers it’s a sad truth that we’re more of a 51st state than a completely different country, which is a shame given we’re more pragmatic and frugal when it comes to car shopping.
Which is why, I can’t help but be impressed with Tesla Motors’ progress. The California-based maker of boutique electric cars only officially set up shop here a bit more than a year ago. Despite the fact that it does without a retail store, and the only product it sells is a low-slung two-seat drop-top with a price tag of US$125,000 – distinctly not the sort of product that Canadians typically shop for – more than 50 of these all-electric sportsters have found homes across Canada.