After announcing its arrival in the UAE and Jordan earlier this year, Elon Musk-led US electric-car maker Tesla has launched its first service center in the Middle East region in Amman, Jordan.
Located in Al-Ommal Street, the shop will showcase all Tesla cars including Model S and Model X.
The store will also include Tesla’s design studio.
Tesla has eight ‘destination charging’ locations in Jordan. It has also opened four supercharging locations in the country, allowing drivers to recharge their vehicles in minutes rather than hours.
Tesla seems to have already charted an aggressive strategy to enhance its presence in the Middle East, after first unveiling its cars—Model S and Model X—in the UAE in February.
It has also started accepting online orders for Model S and Model X in the UAE
Customers in the UAE can now visit the online design studio to customize and order the Tesla vehicle that best suits their lifestyle.
The first orders of Model S and Model X vehicles are expected to be delivered in Dubai this summer.
The Model S would be priced at Dhs275,000 for Model S and Model X at Dhs344,000.
In addition to Dubai, Tesla will open a store and service center in Abu Dhabi next year.
For recharging, Tesla opened two supercharging locations in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
By the end of the year, Tesla will open five more supercharging locations in UAE addition to charging points in Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
In a previous discussion with local media, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, said the UAE is a beacon country in the region when it comes to the use of renewable energy, and a perfect fit for the carmaker’s regional plans.
In February, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) signed an agreement with Tesla to buy 200 electric vehicles fitted with autonomous driving technology.
Tesla’s vehicles including Model S sedans and Model X SUVs will be added to the limousine fleet of the Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC)
The Model S and Model X vehicles to be purchased by RTA are equipped with the hardware needed for full self-driving capability at a safety level greater than that of a human driver.