The electric car company Tesla plans to open a new service center on a vacant commercial plot in Smithtown.
It’s part of the effort by the company to expand its footprint on Long Island. There is currently a service center in Syosset, a sales center in Manhasset, and two galleries in Huntington Station and East Hampton.
Tesla uses direct sales instead of independent car dealers. Under New York State law, it can own and operate no more than five stores in the state.