Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen, move over.

Tesla (TSLA) roared into New York City's trendy Meatpacking District in Manhattan on Friday, opening a 10,900-square-foot showroom to showcase its vehicles and energy products to the public. The neighborhood, which once drew traffic into a concentration of high-end boutiques, has gradually shifted gears to become a technology hub. Just blocks away is Samsung 837, a so-called "technology playground" hosted by Samsung (SSNLF)  , while Apple (AAPL)  has a nearby store and Alphabet  (GOOG)  , (GOOGL)  operates business offices.

The new Tesla dealership is the perfect showcase for the automaker, whose stated mission is to "accelerate the transition to a sustainable-energy future." Tesla manufactures sustainable energy-generation and battery-storage products, as well as cutting-edge electric vehicles like the Model S, described as a "vehicle for the masses" and priced at just $35,000.

Tesla, which has five showrooms in New York State, recently gave customers access to two charging stations in Manhattan and announced plans to add nine more. New Yorkers will have "access to the fastest, most convenient, and extensive charging network in the world," the automaker said in a statement.

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