Tesla To Build Charging Stations in China

Ahead of expansion into the country

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The electric car producer Tesla is driving full-speed into the Chinese market.

Tesla unveiled plans Tuesday to build no-fee charging stations across China, allowing future Chinese Tesla owners to travel long distances cross country, the Wall Street Journal reports. The network of charging stations is still in its early planning stages, the company said, but Chinese customers can already order the Model S—scheduled for March delivery—and upcoming Model X for about $41,000.

The charging stations would be similar to networks Tesla is developing in Europe and the United States, where Tesla said it delivered 6,900 Model S electric sedans in the last quarter of the year.