1. Tesla Showroom on the Red Hook Waterfront
Nikola Tesla inspired the name of Tesla Motors, the $53 billion company founded by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Elon Musk in 2003 after the company’s engineers first designed a powertrain for a sports car built around Tesla’s patented AC induction motor.
In April 2016, a new Tesla Motors showroom opened in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The and has sold over 125,000 cars worldwide. The Tesla showroom is the second of its kind in New York, with the first one located in Chelsea. The 40,000 square foot showroom is located at 160 Van Brunt Street and features two Tesla Motor vehicles, a model of “Tesla’s famously lightweight chassis,” and a design studio where visitors can customize a car of their choice.
Though electric cars are not as popular in New York as they are in states like California, Tesla is working to increase its popularity by building more charging stations around the city and partnering with a company called Luxe that picks up the vehicle and returns it fully charged.
Next check out Tesla Pushed Into Brooklyn With New Showroom on Red Hook Waterfront and Step Inside Nikola Tesla’s Hotel Room at the New Yorker in 3D. Connect with the author @jen_bagcal.