Coronavirus Pandemic Fails to Stop Zagreb Tesla Store Opening

Lauren Simmonds

November the 15th, 2020 – The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has taken the world by storm and thrown proverbial spanners in the works of almost every possible investment and business move imaginable. Despite the endless hardships posed by the spread of the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, not everything has been forced to grind to a sudden halt. The Zagreb Tesla store opening has still gone ahead.

As Novac/Bernard Ivezic writes, if you’re feeling flush, you can now purchase Elon Musk’s electric cars right here in Croatia, the country of Nikola Tesla’s birth. Tesla Motors has now opened its first store in Zagreb’s Avenue Mall. The company also published a telephone number for roadside assistance for drivers in Croatia, as well as vehicle prices expressed in kuna. They offer Tesla Model 3, X and S, which range from the starting price for the Model 3 from 327,490 kuna to the most luxurious model S whose price reaches an eye-watering 1,057,490 kuna.

Tesla announced the Zagreb Tesla store opening for the first quarter of this year, and two months ago it published an advertisement in which it was looking for two full-time employees for the Zagreb office, more specifically a Sales & Delivery Manager and a Tesla Advisor.

One year ago, Musk announced on Twitter that he would open offices in Slovakia, Croatia, Serbia and most other Eastern European countries during the first half of 2020, when it could not yet be sensed that a pandemic was brewing. He emphasised Croatia and Serbia in particular, adding: “Finally, we can make Nikola Tesla proud to have his cars in his countries of origin.”

Tesla’s entry into Croatia could have a significant impact on the sale of its electric cars here on the Croatian market. Customers have so far been reluctant to choose Tesla precisely because they didn’t have any local support for their vehicles, which is an especially sensitive issue when it comes to electric cars due to service and charging stations. Tesla’s nearest sales office has so far been in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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