Yes, Tesla Motors has fired up its Chinese website and is taking reservations for the Model S and Model X there, but what does any of that tell us of the automaker's progress in China?

Nothing really.

As it turns out, there are some people who know what's going on with Tesla in China and one of those is a man named Luo Lei, vice secretary-general of China's Automobile Dealers Association.

As Lei explains, Tesla has a lot it must accomplish in China before sales get underway in earnest there.  For starters, Tesla still needs a registered name.  Secondly, Tesla needs to see if its recently announced pricing structure will work in China.

You'll learn more on Tesla's China challenge in the video above.  Tesla is venturing where few startup automakers have dared, so it'll certainly be interesting to see what comes of it.

Screencap of Tuosule (Tesla's China Website) Homepage

Screencap of Tuosule (Tesla's China Website) Homepage

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