Tesla owners in southwestern Ontario won’t have to travel to Kitchener for service much longer as a new Service Center will be opening soon in London.
While not officially confirmed by the automaker, Tesla has reportedly purchased the Porsche of London dealership located at 600 Oxford St. W. According to sources familiar with the deal, Cadillac was also vying for the site, but Tesla was able to finalize the deal.
Listed for sale for $4.8M through Colliers International, the 1.52 acre site is described as a “Premier auto sales and repair facility”. It features two buildings – the 12,678 square foot main building with a large service area, as well as a smaller 4,180 square foot building.
Since it is already setup for use as a dealership, Tesla will likely also use the space for sales and delivery, along with service.
When will Tesla move in?
Porsche has now moved into their new showroom at 1265 Wharncliffe Rd S. which has just finished construction. According to @TeslaLondon on Twitter, Tesla will take possession in about a week. Given that some renovation work will need to take place, an official opening will likely happen in February or March.
The transition will begin shortly, Porsche has moved in to its new location and Tesla will be taking possession of the old Porsche dealership on Oxford Street in a week or so. @Tesla #ldnont #future #illworktheresomeday
— T Ξ S L A London #FSDBETACANADA (@TeslaLondon) December 29, 2020
UPDATE January 7, 2021: We have learned of an unexpected delay in closing the deal. As of today, it is not finalized but is expected to be in a couple of weeks. We will update this story as we learn more.
Tesla has yet to post any job openings for the new location, with only a Mobile Service Technician for London operating out of Kitchener recently posted on the Careers website.
While this will mark the first official presence of Tesla in the region, there is already a Supercharger in London. The 12-stall V3 Supercharger opened up earlier this year, with the power finally being turned on over 2 months after construction was complete.