Engineers of Tesla Motors, founded in 2003, had proved that electric cars are no worse than gasoline-powered ones. Company confidently goes towards completion of its mission: developing of world`s sustainable transport. Tesla vehicles are mainly produced at its factory based in California, but now it is time to expand own boarders. Few of Tesla`s car models are already available in China, but what is the next step?
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, at his interview to Xinhua news agency, said that in 2-3 years China-based Tesla factory will open its doors for local market. Even though such localization is not a simple process, Tesla Motors are ready to do everything possible to make it happen. According to Chinese law regulations, foreign automakers are not allowed to built factories on China`s territory if they don`t have a Chinese partner. So the first step to make the plan work is to fins a reliable willing-to-collaborate partner. There is a big possibility that Chongqing-based auto manufacturer Lifan Group and Chang`an Automobile Group may take such an opportunity. Chongqing as a partnership city is an obvious choice. It was the first city in China that developed new-energy vehicle.
Why Tesla Motors are so into Chinese auto market? According to Musk, it could help to cut the shipping and import fees and lead to more sales, due to reduced cost. Now the difference between prices on Tesla cars in china and overseas markets is quite big, that’s why last year company`s sales in China didn’t reach expected numbers. The current price on Tesla cars is a little bit over $100,000, depending on a model, while US citizens are to pay quite less. Even though Tesla has some sales troubles in China, Elon Musk remains “quite optimistic” about company`s prospects.
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