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Will Tesla's China Story Lose Its Charge?

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March 18, 2014 AT 9:54 AM
When 35-year-old Eric Zhu deliberated to which car his family should upgrade, Tesla Motors didn’t stay long in the race. Zhu, who works as a senior manager at a Western industrial firm in Beijing, is drawn by Tesla’s 100% electric power and zero emissions promise. As a father of a two-year-old boy, Zhu is willing to compromise a lot for the sake of clean air. “But owning a Tesla right now in China is just too impractical,” he sighs. “We need a car that can take us back to our hometown on muddy roads, or go on a road trip to Tibet. This is Beijing. It’s not like we can own two cars.”