What can a Tesla owner do while they wait 20 minutes for their car to refuel? Talk with a banker, of course
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Is a new type of “gas station” being created for Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) in a bank drive through window?
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Do bank branches and Tesla refueling stations mix?
The announcement today that Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is opening Orange County, California’s first supercharger station might seem somewhat banial, until you understand where they are opening it: in a bank branch.
The Union Bank retail branch in San Juan Capistrano, approximately mid way between Los Angeles and San Diego, will now offer Tesla drivers a free place to “fill up” their vehicles with an electronic charge.
Why would a bank offer Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) drivers a free gas station alternative? “Building smart, mutually beneficial relationships are key to the way Union Bank operates, and we welcome the opportunity to stand with Tesla on the leading edge of such groundbreaking green technology.”
Smart indeed. Union Bank recognizes the value of Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) ’s upscale drivers and is hoping they will not only race from San Diego to Los Angeles using their free service, but they will utilize Union’s banking service while they service the car.