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Electric car maker Tesla to open Toronto store

The company says customers will design their own Tesla Model S sedan on a large touchscreen



PALO ALTO, Calif.—Electric car company Tesla Motors Inc. plans to open 10 new stores across North America over the next few months.

The first of the new stores was set to open Sept. 21, 2012 in Garden City, N.Y.

A new store will open in the Boston area a week later, followed by a second store in the Chicago area. The company also plans to open stores in New Jersey, California, Florida and Virginia in October and November.

Tesla’s first Canadian store is expected to open in November in Toronto.

Once those stores are open, Tesla will have 24 locations in North America and 34 worldwide.

The locations are expected to include interactive displays and design studios where customers can design their own Tesla Model S sedan on a large touchscreen and then view it on an 85-inch video wall.

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