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Tesla plans to produce charging stations in China

11. March 2021

Tesla plans to produce charging stations for electric vehicles in China within this year. This is according to a document that the U.S. company has submitted to the Chinese authorities in Shanghai. With this plan, Tesla hopes to increase its sales in China, the world’s largest market for new cars. Currently, Tesla offers its Model 3 in China and plans to sell the Model Y SUV there this year as well. As a result, the company is investing $6.4 million in a new plant in the Shanghai area to produce charging stations.



Through generous subsidies for electric vehicles, China is trying to reduce air pollution from vehicles with internal combustion engines. One of the biggest challenges is the development of a nationwide coverage with charging stations to increase the acceptance for the purchase and driving of an electric vehicle. Tesla’s factory, which will be completed in February, has a production capacity of 10,000 charging stations per year. Currently, Tesla imports the charging stations, which are usually installed at parking lots or gas stations, from the United States. Tesla’s current vehicle factory in Shanghai, one of the central pillars of Tesla’s global growth strategy, will produce about 150,000 Model 3 vehicles this year, and it has begun exporting them to Europe as well.

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About the author: Julian Busch is founder and managing director of MPR China Certification GmbH
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