Tesla Inc, the American electric automaker, was named after the American inventor Nikola Tesla (1856 – 1943).
It appears that Tesla CEO Elon Musk might be expanding Tesla into the birthplace of Nikola Tesla, which is Croatia.
The inventor was born in a village of Smiljan in the Austrian Empire. With the new borders, the village now falls under Croatian soil, a place where the automaker will soon install their setup.
For years now, Musk has been telling he would like to expand to the country but his plans have been postponed. Last year, he said he was seriously thinking about starting a store and service center in the country that would “do Nikola Tesla proud”.
“Hoping to open in Slovakia, Croatia, Serbia & most of Eastern Europe early next year. Finally, we will do Nikola Tesla proud by having his cars in his country of origin!” Musk tweeted in 23 September 2019.
Now, the automaker’s site boasts job openings in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. “As we prepare for our exciting new entry into Croatia, we are looking to recruit a number of Tesla Advisors to join our brand new team in Zagreb!” writes the automaker.
The automaker has also deployed 8 Supercharger stations in the country to service its current consumers.
Tesla and other electric vehicle owners in the nation are well-organized and quite passionate as showing during 2019 protests where they protested the fact that some gasoline owners blocked their charging stations by in turn blocking a gasoline station.
Croatian auto industry is mainly dominated by local automakers DOK-ING and Rimac Automobili.