Since we broke the news of Tesla's Registration in India, people are excited. We are too.
It's surprising how many people, even from Automotive world are unaware of this.
We have been receiving many dealership inquiries regarding Tesla from past few days.(We are not Tesla).
We would like to tell all people out there that Tesla follows direct sales model. It doesn't follow traditional dealership model. Tesla opens & operates there showroom themselves.
Image - Tesla Showroom Stanford Mall, CA via Tesla Owners Silicon Valley.
Tesla Service centers are also operated by Tesla themselves. However in west Tesla do authorise some body shops to do Tesla body work. But we don't think we have much independent body shops, there are some in major cities. Let's see how it goes.
But again Tesla doesn't follow traditional dealership model. The showroom employees are Tesla employees. Tesla hires them, train them.
One orders a Tesla by going to tesla website. Select his/her desired vehicle configuration. Place the order. When vehicle is ready to be delivered, a Tesla employee contacts the buyer. At the time of delivery full payment can be made. Sign the papers and take your Tesla home.
We hope this clears any doubt related to it.