BEIJING – Tesla Motors opened its 4th experience center in Beijing on Christmas Day, two years after opening its first in the capital city.
The experience center at China Central Place shopping mall is also the sixth experience center Tesla has opened in China in 2015. To date, the company has opened 15 experience and service centers in Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Xi’an and Hong Kong.
The U.S. EV manufacturer has so far built more than 80 supercharger stations with more than 330 superchargers in close to 50 cities and more than 1,600 destination chargers in over 100 cities. In the second half of 2015 alone, seven supercharger routes were completed and Tesla owners theoretically can make a trip from Shenzhen, Guangdong Province all the way north to Harbin, Heilongjiang Province without spending a penny in charging.
“It’s been an up and down two years for us in China,” said Tom Zhu, general manager of Tesla Motors China. “2016 will be another exciting and challenging year for us.”
Zhu revealed at the opening ceremony that Tesla will continue to expand operations in the country rapidly and launch more exciting products and features in the new year, including the much awaited Model X, which will begin deliveries to Chinese customers in the second half of the year. It will also soon roll out the OTA 7.1 software update for owners which provide them with additional driver assistance features such as parallel parking, reverse parking and remote control.