Tesla Motors Inc. plans to open a showroom and a service center in Buena Park this summer, its second in Orange County.
The Palo Alto-based manufacturer of high-end electric vehicles signed a seven-year lease for the 23,000-square-foot space at 6195 Auto Center Drive, according to Avison Young, a Toronto-based real estate firm that represented building owner RST Associates LLC in finalizing the lease negotiations. The space was formerly occupied by Premier Chevrolet, which moved to a new location down the street.
Tesla has been selling its Model S and Model X via store-like showrooms, usually in malls. Fashion Island in Newport Beach has one, as do The Shops at Mission Viejo and Brea Mall.
Tesla also has a 10,000-square-foot stand-alone sales showroom and a 27,000-square-foot service center in Costa Mesa that opened in November.
The company’s market value is about $30 billion.