Big industry news with the announcement of Tesla heading to Barcelona. The pioneer of electric cars, the firm founded by Elon Musk has founded a Spanish subsidiary named Tesla Spain, according to Spain’s governmental business register.
The business register was updated on October 28, registering Tesla Spain as a Tesla International BV subsidiary and indicating that Barcelona would be used as Tesla’s headquarters for Spain and Portugal. The registration also includes the appointment of Marc Jesús Cerda (formerly of Chevron and Oracle) as President, as well as Stephan William Werkman and Susan Jean Repo as directors. At the moment the date on which the company will start its activity is unknown.
The announcement has been bolstered after the firm advertised jobs on its UK website in early October 2016, simultaneously announcing the opening of new maintenance centres in Barcelona and Madrid.
The company is seeking employees who can install superchargers throughout the two cities. Tesla is also looking for sales advisors, marketing personnel and product specialists. All employees are expected to speak English fluently and most roles demand qualifications at degree level or above. All applicants are expected to be invested fully in their new role, have a good attitude and above all be motivated.
The superchargers enable Tesla car owners to charge their batteries much faster and more efficiently.
There are already six of these superchargers in Spain: Girona, Lleida, Murcia, Tarragona, Valencia and the N-340 close to the Ebro Delta.
Previously, Tesla’s European efforts have been biased towards Scandinavia.
In May 2016, the firm announced the launch of the Tesla 3, a mid-range sedan and able to travel up to 400 kilometers on a single charge,