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Tesla to open 10 new stores over next few months


PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Electric car company Tesla Motors Inc. said Friday that it plans to open 10 new stores across North America over the next few months.

The first of the new stores was set to open Friday in Garden City, N.Y. The location is expected to include interactive displays and design studios where customers can design their own Tesla Model S sedan on a large touchscreen and then view it on an 85-inch video wall.

Tesla said it plans to open its first location in the Boston area a week later and follow that with the opening of a second store in the Chicago area. The company also plans to open stores in New Jersey, California, Florida and Virginia in October and November. Tesla's first Canadian store is expected to open in November in Toronto.

Once those stores are open, Tesla will have 24 locations in North America and 34 worldwide.

Tesla shares were trading unchanged at $30.90 in premarket trading on Friday.


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