Tesla Motors Inc. said it will modify its vehicles to fit China’s national charging standards, the latest move by the electric car maker to boost sales in the world’s largest auto market, reported Bloomberg.
Tesla will fully support China’s charging standards when they are released and ensure that its vehicles are compatible, the company said in a statement.
Concerns over access to charging will ease with the development of charging infrastructure over the next few years, according to the company.
“Solving the charging issue is vital to the promotion of electric vehicles,” Tesla’s China general manager Zhu Xiaotong said in the statement. “Tesla will devote our utmost efforts to assist the drafting of Chinese charging standards and construction of public charging infrastructure to build a network that has the widest coverage.”
Tesla owners and prospective buyers have cited the logistics of powering the vehicles as a key concern despite the company building its biggest charging network outside the U.S.