US electric car maker Tesla has opened its first brand center in the Czech Republic in Průhonice, outside of Prague.
The branch will provide sales and deliveries of new cars and their service in one place.
There are several hundred Tesla owners in the Czech Republic. Market experts say the opening of an official Tesla sales point is unlikely to significantly increase their numbers.
The US carmaker wants to further strengthen its foothold in Eastern Europe, with plans to open stores in Slovakia, Croatia, Serbia, and other countries in the region.
Tesla also announced the opening of three new fast-charging stations in Lovosice, Pilsen and Kamenný Újezd.
From January to the end of May this year, the American carmaker sold 88 new cars in the Czech Republic.
Tesla currently offers four vehicles for sale: Model 3, Model Y, Model S, Model X.
The Silicon Valley company late Thursday marked the delivery of a souped-up version of its luxury sedan. Mr. Musk, Tesla’s chief executive, has billed it as the quickest production car on the market. T
The vehicle, dubbed Model S Plaid, can accelerate from zero to 60 miles an hour in less than two seconds, Tesla says on its website, and is priced starting around $130,000.
“There is something that’s quite important to the future of sustainable energy, which is that we’ve got to show that an electric car is the best car, hands down,” Mr. Musk said at Thursday’s event, where he drove one of the vehicles on stage.