General Motors newest company? Repair Teslas

General Motors dealership garages have been busy lately… repairing Teslas.

Company chairman Mark Reuss revealed Thursday at the automaker’s Investor Day presentation in New York that GM service centers have performed repairs on more than 11,000 Tesla vehicles since 2021.

“So that’s a growing business for us,” Reuss told analysts.

“It’s a new company, which is great.”

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As of 2021, more than 11,000 Teslas have been repaired at GM dealerships. (Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

Reuss did not elaborate on the type of work being done on the vehicles and GM did not respond to a request from FOX Business for more details.

Tesla has expanded its service footprint over the past two years, but the number of locations still number in the hundreds compared to GM’s thousands of dealerships.

GM president Mark Reuss said repairing Teslas is a “growing business” for his company’s dealers. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

According to GM, it has service centers within 10 miles of 90% of the US population.

“This is why Tesla is now investing millions to replicate the physical service centers we already have,” Reuss said.

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Tesla also employs a fleet of mobile service vehicles and technicians who can perform some repairs at the customer’s home. In June, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted, “Working on Tesla North American service. Goal is 2/3 of cars get same day service, no wait.”

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Tesla employs a fleet of mobile service vehicles and technicians. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

In addition to the revenue generated for the dealers from the work being done, Reuss said the company also benefits from the free advertising that comes from Tesla owners exposed to the lineup in the showrooms.

“That’s a big problem for us,” he said.

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GM currently has four all-electric models across its brands, but it will add at least six more through early 2024 as it aims to reach a North American production capacity of one million vehicles per year by 2025.

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