China International Business Daily Foolishly Says Tesla…Or is it Stella…Business Model Would Never Work in China

4 years ago by Eric Loveday 5

It's Tesla...Not Stella

It’s Tesla…Not Stella

China International Business Daily recently published an anti-Tesla article (original link and Google Translate version posted below).

Tesla Model S On The Open Road

Tesla Model S On The Open Road

The author of the article attempted to show how Tesla’s successful US business model would fail miserably if attempt by a startup in China.

We’ll present the points of the article down below, but first we have to point out that the author’s credibility comes immediately into question when he refers to Tesla as “Stella.”  We’ve no idea where author Wu Tue got this name from, but it’s obvious from the get-go that Yue has no clue.

Yue says these are the 4 key reasons why a homegrown startup called “Stella” wouldn’t work in China:

1. China is not conducive for private company innovation.
2. Wealthy individuals in China lack don’t understand environmental or technological issues.
3. Stella’s advanced battery management system is not something the Chinese could figure out how to copy.
4. China is only appropriate for low-cost city electric vehicles.

Wue ends his argument by saying that it’s mostly Tesla’s battery management technology that could not be duplicated in China.  So, the gist of the story here is that we won’t see an automaker called Stella or similar to Tesla in China’s future.

Source: China International Business DailyGoogle Translate Version

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5 responses to "China International Business Daily Foolishly Says Tesla…Or is it Stella…Business Model Would Never Work in China"

  1. zilm says:

    anti-Tesla?? may be you meant “anti-China”?

    1. David Stone says:

      I agree.
      Nothing in this article shows any anti-Tesla sentiments, but the negative situation in China.

      1. China is not conducive for private company innovation
      True, when the company gets big and recognised to cause governmental involvement.
      2. Wealthy individuals in China lack don’t understand environmental or technological issues.
      There are, of course, exceptions, but generally true of most
      3. Stella’s advanced battery management system is not something the Chinese could figure out how to copy.
      It is thought to be highly advanced, which would make it difficult, though obviously there are good chinese engineers which could possibly come up with their own good solution.
      4. China is only appropriate for low-cost city electric vehicles.
      Only because some much of the population can not afford more; same in USA and Europe.

  2. kdawg says:

    I think Woo Too is just pissed off that Hong Kong is getting Teslas.

    (LOL @ they can’t copy them so it’s a fail)

  3. Cavaron says:

    I give him some credit at the second point. Chinas upper middle class just emerged and is now where americas upper middle class was in the fifties, or europes in the sixties. They just want to show and enjoy their newly archieved wealth with seeable and hearable status symbols. Those who aren’t there jet want at least to look like they where by buying the same symbols.
    Social responsibility and green thinking will emerge wildly in the next generation (their kids).

  4. John says:

    I read the whole article in Chinese. Don’t have any clue where you find the word “stella”… Maybe you have to blame google translate, lol