Tesla opening first dealership in Virginia this weekend
California-based Tesla will open its first dealership in Virginia on Friday at 8500 Tyco Road in Tysons Corner.
To open the dealership, the electric car-manufacturer had to get a special permit from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner since Virginia law says that a car manufacturer cannot have a license for a dealership unless it can prove that no other dealer is available. Tesla, which already has a gallery in Tysons, would like to sell directly to consumers instead of going through a third-party dealership, and is working on those efforts across the country.
The company also has been ramping up its Supercharger stations in the state. The stations, which allow owners of Tesla’s Model S to charge their cars, are available in Woodbridge, Glen Allen and South Hill, and more are in the pipeline in 2015 and 2016.