Tesla (TSLA) will add 100 new service centers, 350 new mobile service vans and 1,500 service workers as it expands its vehicle service network to prepare to meet the needs of its planned 500,000 new Tesla cars on the road in 2018, CNBC reported.
The company generates about $467 million in revenue from its services business, but the figure is poised to grow as Tesla rolls out the Model 3 and works toward its target of building half a million cars next year. Tesla said it's placing new service centers and vans in areas where there was high demand for Model 3 reservations.
A strong service network is paramount to handling a dramatic increase in the number of Teslas on the road. Service centers can catch glitches with new cars before they explode into the kind of problems that could tarnish the brand's reputation.
Tesla stock traded higher as the market opened.
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Editors' pick: Originally published July 11.