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Tesla Motors may be setting up a manufacturing plant in Shanghai to serve the China market. An unnamed source has told Bloomberg that Jinqiao Group, a Shanghai government-owned company, has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding with Tesla that will lead to a $9 billion factory investment in the area. Tesla and Jinqiao Group will […]

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The Tesla Model X will be coming out much sooner than expected in China, according to a media report. Robin Ren, vice-president of Tesla and president of its Asia-Pacific region, told China Daily that the Model X will go on sale in China near the end of this month. That’s much sooner than the initial […]

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Tesla Motors is getting an early start educating Chinese consumers about electric cars through its “Tesla experience centers.” Tesla China has been inviting kindergarten-age students to visit its local service centers. They’re called “Tesla experience centers” where students are brought the facilities during field trips. Classes are being held at the centers, with the primary […]

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The Tesla Model 3 destined for the Chinese market will be built in China with an as-yet un-named joint venture partner. Tesla aims to skirt heavy taxation on imported cars, and price could be whittled 30 percent by this move. Cars built for the rest of the world are to be manufactured in California, though […]

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Tesla Motors wants an easier way to build its vehicles in China, and is hoping the Obama administration can help. Under current laws, China only allows foreign auto companies to build vehicles within the country if they are first paired with a Chinese partner. This adds to the cost and complications for carmakers that aren’t […]

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Complications surrounding charging misconceptions and regional differences have stalled Tesla’s sales in China, leading the company to revamp its approach throughout the region. It wasn’t that long ago that the electric carmaker projected that the Chinese market would match – or even top – sales in the U.S. China “could be as big as the […]

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In the burgeoning Chinese marketplace where Tesla has had its ups and down already, the California automaker is working with used car traders to purchase customers’ existing vehicles so they can apply the money toward a Model S. The cooperative agreement is for now in Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou and Automotive News reports the value […]

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In advance of Tesla’s planned third-quarter earnings report next month, CEO Elon Musk disclosed global Model S sales in September were a record high, and North American sales are up 65 percent year over year. The data was provided by the briefest of disclosures: a tweet, and it’s been a favorite form of communication before […]

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Tesla may have just announced the quickest 0-60 sedan, but just as notable is how Model S has sprinted from 0-50 – thousand sales that is – as it’s on track for 50,000 globally by the end of October. Estimated sales through the end of September are 46,928 according to various reports and Tesla’s quarterly […]

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This week Tesla Motor reported it would open 30 new stores and service centers in Europe while it expands its Supercharger network to make way for increased Model S sales in global markets. The American electric automaker, which Americans are still learning about, said on Tuesday it expects this year to sell double the number […]

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