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Tesla prepares to open a car dealership on the Costa del Sol 'in a couple of months'

The building on the Valdició industrial estate that will house the first Tesla dealership in Malaga.
The building on the Valdició industrial estate that will house the first Tesla dealership in Malaga. / SALVADOR SALAS
  • Malaga will be the fourth city in Spain where the electric vehicle manufacturer has a showroom

Tesla, the north American manufacturer of top-range electric vehicles created by visionary Elon Musk, will open a car dealership in Malaga city in a couple of months, according to SUR sources.

The showroom will be in an eye-catching building in Calle Horacio Quiroga, on the Valdició industrial estate and will also include a service workshop.

It will be the first such facility in Andalucía, underlining the region’s economic importance despite the crisis induced by the pandemic. Currently, Tesla has two dealerships in Madrid, another two in Barcelona and one in Valencia.

The Costa del Sol is one of the main markets for Tesla in Spain. Since its establishment in the country in 2016, Tesla has sold a total of 124 vehicles in Malaga province, at prices between ranging 47,000 and 100,000 euros. According to data collected by the Malaga Motoring Association (AMA), its most fruitful year was 2019, when it sold 62 – the most in all of Andalucía.

Malaga benefits from a wide network of recharging points, including “super chargers” in El Higuerón, Fuengirola, which provide energy at a rapid rate.

Pelle Lundborg, a Swedish entrepreneur based on the Costa, owns two Tesla vehicles, both of which he bought from a dealership in Madrid in 2019.

“The car map shows that the dealership is going to open soon,” he remarked.

So far, he is pleased with his Tesla experience. “I am satisfied. Every day the cars work better thanks to the updates.”