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Tesla shows off Model X SUV at new Alto showroom

PALO — If Hollywood movie were trying to create the Silicon Valley scene, couldn’t have done any than the one Saturday afternoon in the block of El Camino Real.

of people, nearly all of them photos with iPhones, about at the opening of America’s Tesla store, one mile Stanford University and three from Google’s campus. The white showroom gleamed. screen monitors touted the of the company’s pricey and tech-hip vehicles. Music from a DJ pulsed.

And the valet parking was with visitors arriving in Model S sedans they owned.

It’s awesome. It looks to drive, and it looks so much than a minivan. Minivans are for old said Vilma Estacio-Melamed, of San who admired a white Model X, new SUV, which is scheduled to production next year.

The square foot retail the vehicular equivalent of an Apple is the fifth Tesla location in the Bay joining stores and service at Santana Row in San Jose, Fremont, and San Rafael. Tesla now has 41 locations in America.


It’s in the heart of Valley, said Telsa Alexis Georgeson. The market is strong for us in the Bay Area and Silicon We’re opening stores in where we expect to sell

Founded in 2003, Palo Tesla Motors has become a of high-tech set and environmentalists. From to 2012, the company sold of its first vehicle, the Tesla a two-seat electric sports with a base price of

Its second car, the Model S, is a that came out last to rave reviews. The vehicle, goes up to 265 miles on an electric and accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds, was 2013 Car of the Year by Motor magazine and received the highest ever for a vehicle from Reports. The car has a base price of to $79,900 before tax credits, on the battery pack.

It’s the first expensive car ever bought, said Sireci, of Saratoga, who bought a blue Model S in March her husband, Don, and visited the Saturday. I was driving a 2000 Astro. But I drove the Tesla and I in love with it.

Through 30, Tesla sold 13,000 S cars and expects to sell this year, Georgeson

Despite the huge buzz for the — whose CEO, Musk, is a celebrity and whose price has jumped from $22 a in January 2012 to $178 on — electric vehicles represent less than 1 of American car sales. By comparison, Motors sells 10 million a year.

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There is plenty of competition in the green space. For much of the year, the car in California has been the Toyota which has sold more 4 million worldwide since its in 1997. Larger carmakers, as Nissan, with its all-electric and Chevrolet, with its plug-in Volt, sell alternative for half to one third the cost of a

And after a year of glowing coverage, Tesla hit some in the road when a video a Model S bursting into went viral earlier month. The fire was the result of a near Kent, Wash. over a piece of metal on a freeway. As the stock dropped, reassured the public that the was a freak occurrence and that the was not injured.

A gasoline-powered car would have much worse in the same he said.

The dashboard of a prototype X is on display at the new Tesla showroom in Alto on Oct. 12, 2013. Mondon/Staff)

The company has so far received orders for its Model X SUV, customers putting down for the standard version and $40,000 for the version, even though has not announced the price of the vehicle or when it will begin Most deliveries are expected in and the base price is expected to from $70,000 to $90,000.

That is a lot of money, said snapping a photo of the Model X on in the new Palo Alto showroom.

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