Tesla Model X and S Owners Gather To Set Guinness World Record In China (w/video)

4 months ago by Steven Loveday 8

The Tesla Model X was launched in Beijing, China on June 16, 2016

The Tesla Model X was launched in Beijing, China on June 16, 2016

China has seen a massive surge of electric vehicle sales as of late. The country now has over 600,000 EVs on its roadways, which is more than double the numbers from a year ago. This outmatches EV growth statistics in the U.S. and Europe combined. To show off its dedication to EVs, an enormous group of Tesla Model X and S owners joined forces to set a Guinness World Record in mid-January.

The Tesla owners gathered in Beijing at the Golden Port park to take photos of the largest group of Tesla vehicles in one place at one time. They even parked the cars strategically, for unique photo ops. One such photo shows over one hundred Tesla Model X SUVs on a soccer field, spelling out an “X”. There were also 145 Model S vehicles present for the event.

The gathering was billed as a “parade.” The largest of Tesla cars actually. The Guinness Book of World Records was present for the celebration, and awarded Tesla with a plaque. It reads:

“The largest parade of Tesla cars was achieved by Tesla Motors (China) in Beijing, China on 15 January 2017.”

Tesla Model X SUVs Form Massive X In China

Tesla Model X SUVs Form Massive X In China

Of course the Model X owners orchestrated a presentation of the infamous Model X Christmas light show. The previously exclusive light show was uploaded to all Model X vehicles in December.

Tesla has taken China by storm, as many automakers are targeting the area, and especially those that sell electric cars. The Chinese government is pushing to have five millions EVs on the road by 2020. This is one of the most aggressive plans in the world. With the plan should come legislation that may make it easier for Tesla to begin building its vehicles in the country to better meet the monumental demand.

The Model X has only been available in China for a little over six months. It is so popular that it was being sold second-hand in China, at an extreme markup, for upwards of $240,000 U.S. Since then, Tesla has been able to increase deliveries. The company has about 10,000 vehicles on China’s roadways today.

Source: Electrek

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8 responses to "Tesla Model X and S Owners Gather To Set Guinness World Record In China (w/video)"

  1. Pinewold says:

    Tennis court? More like Soccer/football court

    1. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

      Yeah, I could see immediately that it’s much too big to be a tennis court. (I have a mental image of Alfred E. Neuman saying “What, me fact-check?”)

      It’s a soccer field, as shown in the link below:

      http://www.clker.com/clipart-soccer-field-diagram.html

    2. Eric Loveday says:

      Fixed…sorry ’bout that.

  2. SparkEV says:

    I have to upgrade my prediction for Telsa from billion cars to 10 billion cars. 10K Tesla X in China in 6 months? Isn’t that more than in US in 6 months? And that’s at far higher price than US, too. Holy cats!

    1. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

      Hmmm, depends on which 6 months you count. The last 6 months of North American sales during 2016 does come to more than 10,000… but not by that big a fraction, if my mental math is correct. If you counted the first 6 months of 2016, you would be correct.

      http://insideevs.com/monthly-plug-in-sales-scorecard/

      1. SparkEV says:

        For closer to apples to apples, first six months should be compared. There’s always teething issues when new car is introduced. While there may have been pent-up demand, there’s also (much) higher price to counter.

        100 billion cars to come, yet none for me, yet. Gawdamit Tesla, hurry the hell up!

  3. Jim Whitehead says:

    Why the extreme markup of the Chinese Model X?

    Perhaps the wealthy buyers were impressed by more than the acceleration, skipping the license lottery and the ability to tow products.

    In horribly polluted big cities like Beijing, someone turned on bio-weapon defense mode and said: “Wow, I can’t see the air anymore and I can breathe again!” 🙂

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