Tesla is trying to woo sales in China in a major way.
With a slate of of Model S electric cars already headed to the world’s most populous country by the end of the month, Tesla is now setting its sights on a network of EV charging stations much like it has already done in the U.S. and Europe.
With 84 charging stations across the U.S., Americans can already take a road trip coast to coast without ever using a single drop of gas. Tesla is planning the same model for China.
Service centers will sprout up in Beijing and Shanghai first, with four other major metro area planned to be green-ready before the fall of 2014. Third-party electricians in China are already being trained to set up charging stations.
Tesla said in January that China could expect a free to use Chinese supercharger network. It looks like the Chinese will be saying “Xie Xie” (thank you) to Tesla very soon!