Tesla Teaching Kindergartners About Electric Cars In China
As the Chinese electric car market begins to grow more quickly, people are still not educated about electric vehicles. Government incentives are pushing EVs forward in China. However, Tesla feels that many people are still apprehensive about purchasing EVs due to misinformation. The company is going to work to solve this problem by educating young children about EVs.
Educating children should have long term impacts. Kindergarten-age kids are like sponges and most want to learn. This becomes especially more fun and exciting when the subject matter is a car or gadget, or a car with gadgets. On top of this, bringing presenters into the classroom or taking children out on field trips surely generates additional enthusiasm.
Tesla China has decided to open its doors so that students can visit local service centers. Events are held for the classes at the centers, with the primary focus being green transportation, and the differences between electric and gas power.
Tesla recently posted a blog about one such event. It reads:
“To accelerate changes towards sustainable energy, Tesla is committed to promote the development of electric vehicle technology and, more importantly, to create a green way for people to travel. ‘Tesla experience centers’ throughout the country will carry the functions of promoting public science and electric vehicle technology by often hosting public open day activities.”
Obviously, these type of programs will benefit Tesla as a company. But even greater should be the impact on young students’ minds regarding environmental concerns, green consciousness, and sustainable transportation. Hopefully these programs, or similar programs will catch on in other parts of the world.