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Tesla is looking to expand its presence in China by building a new Supercharger factory, opening new stores and expanding its charging infrastructure. The building of the new plant for Supercharger production has already taken shape. Also, Tesla China is preparing to launch the world's largest Supercharging station with 72 charging stalls.
As Tesla seeks to expand its market share in China, it is not only expanding its car production lines in the country, but also building a factory to manufacture chargers for its electric vehicles. In late November, Tesla revealed that the company plans to produce electric car chargers in China starting in 2021. The company plans to invest RMB 42 million ($6.4 million) in a new factory near its Giga Shanghai car plant. The new facility will be able to produce 10,000 chargers per year. The building has already taken shape, and production will soon begin there, Equal Ocean reports.
The charging pile factory will further contribute to the rapid development of Tesla's charging network in China. Having a wide network of charging stations is one of the most important criteria when choosing an electric vehicle, which will not only attract even more customers, but also give the company an exclusive competitive advantage in the NEV (New Energy Vehicle) market.
To date, Tesla has installed over 600 charging stations in mainland China, covering over 250 cities. The world's largest Tesla Supercharging station with 72 charging stalls in Shanghai's Jingan district will soon be launched, Global Times reports, although at the moment, information about this is not available on Tesla's website.
In addition, the number of stores and experience centers continues to grow in China. Recently, the 20th Experience Center in Shanghai and the 157th in China was opened. The new Tesla store looks very cozy, and its design merges with nature, just like the company's cars.
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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.