Tesla Motors, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based electric car manufacturer, has its sights on Capitol Hill.
Indirectly, that is.
The company announced on Thursday that it has signed a five-year showroom lease at the LEED Gold-certified building at 1050 K Street, smack dab in the center of the business district in downtown Washington, D.C.
It's a logical next step for the company, which has seen plenty of hype and news coverage (including here on SmartPlanet) but has precious few square feet to show off its wares, particularly here on the East Coast.
Some details about the green building itself, maximizing Tesla's clean credibility:
The company's existing U.S. stores include locations in Boston, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boulder, Seattle, Phoenix and Toronto.
Will a zero-emission vehicle win over the Power Lunch set? It remains to be seen, but it's not a bad way to boost mindshare in the nation's capital as the company executes its plan to produce affordable EVs for the mainstream market.
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