Monday, April 21, 2014

Vincent Limo "Turbocharged" by Tesla

A decade ago, Vinny Vassallo was a laid-off factory manager.

Today, the entrepreneur from Eagan is tooling around in a $90,000 Tesla electric car. He may buy another one this year.

Just don’t think Vassallo, 60, is on easy street. He still works up to seven days a week as chief chauffeur and owner of six-vehicle Vincent Limousine. And he pays himself a $60,000 salary, far less than the job he lost in 2004.

“But this is my business, and this is fun,” said Vassallo. “I mostly have worked physically hard jobs. Delivering papers, ironworker and at the factory. This isn’t hard work. And I like to meet people.”

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