OREANDA-NEWS. American manufacturer of electric cars Tesla Motors opened its first European plant in the Dutch town Tilburg.

According to the agency "Prime", due to a new plant the company plans to increase sales on the continent and to bring production up to half a million vehicles per a year worldwide by 2020. The plant will produce 450 cars per week with the productive capacity of approximately 1,000 cars per a week. In addition, the new plant, at which it will be produced the sedan Model S, will help European customers to get cars faster.

According to the head of Tesla, Elon Musk, the plant has the opportunity to grow and develop. He also noted that the company might open other European plants at the beginning of next year.

According to analysts' estimates, more than half of sales of Tesla are in the United States, about 30% - in Europe and just over 10% - China.

Tesla Model S electric car has become the second in the line of the company, the first was released in 2008 the roadster Tesla Roadster. This year the company intends to present its new sport car Model X.