MIAMI (CBSMiami) – For years, consumers have bought everything from clothes and shoes to home appliances and everything in between at malls across America. But what about buying a car to finish the complete shopping experience?
Tesla Motors, which makes one of the only fully electric cars, has decided to try to answer that question by putting dealerships into stores in malls. One of those stores is located in the new wing of Dadeland Mall and is drawing plenty of attention.
The eye-catching car is only available in one style and can cost anywhere between $62,400 and $87,400 depending on the options and the size of the battery.
The company has seen unprecedented success in 2013 as the company has tripled in market value this year, according to Bloomberg. The Tesla Model S has drawn rave reviews from car magazines like Motor Trend and Consumer Reports, but it’s price and somewhat limited range has kept the vehicle from going completely mainstream.
Tesla is expected to build a larger network of charging stations across the country to try to lure more buyers into the company including possibly along the Florida Turnpike.
Tesla Motors plans to expand into the SUV market with the Model X, which is scheduled to be released in 2014. The company’s CEO, Elon Musk, also told reporters that he wants the company to build a model that could cost less than $40,000.