More Details on Tesla’s Future in China
With Tesla pricing its Model S at $121,000 in China and word that there’s a possibility that Tesla will open a factory in China in the not-too-distant future, we wondered if there was more to present on Tesla’s Chinese affairs.
Turns out, there is all sorts of Tesla/China info out there.
- Tesla expects China to contribute one-third (30 to 35% to word it as Tesla does) of its global sales growth in 2014
- 10 to 12 Tesla stores are expected to be open in China by the end of 2014
- Tesla Model S does not qualify for China’s zero-emissions purchase subsidies for buyers, as only domestically built EVs can qualify for what amounts to ~$17,000 off MSRP.
- Tesla is in the process of hiring hundreds of employees in China right now
- Tesla plans to install a Supercharger network in China
We’re sure there will be more info on the Tesla goes to China story as time goes by, but as has become clearly obvious to us, Tesla is serious when it comes to selling its EVs in China.