Tesla's first Northern California dealership provokes electric-car drooling

Showing off electric carmaker Tesla's first Northern California dealership, general manager Tom O'Leary pointed past the $109,000 Roadsters littered about the showroom and out the front windows to a Coastal Gasoline station across the way. The station's sign read: $4.49 for a gallon of unleaded, $5.15 for diesel. "People ask me about signage," O'Leary told the San JoseMercury News. "I'm thinking of putting a sign here that says, 'How's that working out for you?'" So far, some 1,100 deposit-paying buyers have already answered O'Leary's question with a resounding: "Not well. Now take my money." Alas for those lovers of Earth and speed — it's going to be a while before they get their autos. Tesla plans to build only four Roadsters per week for the next two months. Until production ramps up, buyers will have to sate themselves with images of shiny Roadsters — like the ones from the dealership's opening, below, courtesy of Brian Solis.

Tesla's first Northern California dealership provokes electric-car drooling

Tesla's first Northern California dealership provokes electric-car drooling

Tesla's first Northern California dealership provokes electric-car drooling

Tesla's first Northern California dealership provokes electric-car drooling

Tesla's first Northern California dealership provokes electric-car drooling

Tesla's first Northern California dealership provokes electric-car drooling

Tesla's first Northern California dealership provokes electric-car drooling

Tesla's first Northern California dealership provokes electric-car drooling

Tesla's first Northern California dealership provokes electric-car drooling

Tesla's first Northern California dealership provokes electric-car drooling

Tesla's first Northern California dealership provokes electric-car drooling

Tesla's first Northern California dealership provokes electric-car drooling


(Photos by b_d_solis)