Californian electric car powerhouse Tesla has submitted a development application to open a Flagship Showroom in Brisbane.
The company is looking to move into Homemaker Fortitude Valley.
It will be the company’s third full-service showroom in Australia, joining its current locations in Sydney and Melbourne.
The development application states that Fortitude Valley has been identified as an ideal location for a flagship store to increase the brand’s limited brand awareness and infrastructure presence in South-East Queensland.
In a break from the traditional model of showrooms owned by third-party dealers, all Tesla showrooms are owned directly by the company.
As well as a showroom, sales office and customer lounge, the two-level Tesla facility is expected to include four 24-hour public use supercharging stations, and a dedicated Tesla carwash bay.
Led by CEO Elon Musk, Tesla was founded in 2003, but didn’t become widely known until the release of the Tesla Roadster, the first electric sports car, in 2008. Since then, they have produced the Model S and Model X, and will soon release the Model 3.
According to the development application, the showroom in Brisbane will form part of Tesla’s commitment to fostering “clean energy ecosystems and continuing the process of reducing the world’s use and dependence upon fossil fuels”.
The development application is viewable online here.