Tesla Announces Supercharger Installations in China

Locations and extent of Supercharger network in China not yet announced.

Published: 21-Jan-2014

Telsa knows that even if it can sell its cars in China, nobody will by them if there are no means by which to readily recharge the cars' electric batteries.

So the U.S.-based electric vehicle designer and maker is now reportedly preparing for a roll-out of free charging stations in China. Tesla is aiming to support the long-distance driving needs of its electric cars.

Diarmuid O'Connell, Tesla's vice president who is responsible for enterprise and business expansion affairs, revealed to local Chinese media that the construction of those charging stations will soon begin. O'Connell said the company has communicated with various parties about this project, including property owners and electric service providers. However, he did not mention when those charging stations will be put into use or the expected amount of investment needed.


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