Tesla Model X Deliveries Now Underway In China
Tesla Model X deliveries have officially commenced in China where six of the electric SUVs were handed over to owners just a few days ago.
Tesla celebrated the occasion with a hand-off ceremony, which was followed by comments (mostly on the charging infrastructure in China) from Robin Ren, Tesla’s vice president for the Asia-Pacific region.
Here’s some of what Ren had to say:
“I am quite happy to say that charging is no longer a roadblock for most of our [Tesla drivers] in China.”
“Today you can drive all the way from Harbin, a city in the north, to Shenzhen which is located in the southernmost part of China with a Tesla car by using our supercharging network.”
According to Ren, China is home to some 100 Superchargers with approximately 400 charging stalls. The map of Superchargers in China (see below) seems to show far less Superchargers, but perhaps some are still absent from the map.
“In bigger cities like Beijing and Shanghai, because of our stores and supercharger installations, people have … embraced the Tesla brand. For a big market like China, it takes time to educate people about a new product.”
He concluded with this statement.
“Our mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy, and we cannot do that without the biggest car market in the world.”