Tesla Motors Inc China GM Resigns

Tesla Motors Inc's China plans may receive a temporary setback as the company’s general manager in China resigns. The latest development may not go very well with the automaker’s plans to increase its presence in the world’s largest auto market.

Reasons for departure unknown

Tesla Motors Inc Vice President Veronica Wu confirmed that General Manager Kingston Chang is no longer part of the team, according to a report from Bloomberg. No further details on the reasons of the exit and the likely successor have been provided. However, a report from Sina.com suggests that Chang left due to personal reasons.

Chang joined Tesla a year ago, and previously he was working with Volkswagen AG’s Bentley China, where he was the general manager, according to his LinkedIn profile. Prior to Bentley, Chang worked for many firms including Inchcape Plc and Jebsen Group. Chang, who is a graduate from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, has over two decades of experience in the automotive industry.

Tesla has big plans for China

Tesla Motors Inc is making efforts to make Model S eligible for China’s electric car subsidies. Tesla has priced the Model S at 734,000 yuan ($118,000) in China including shipping costs, value-added taxes and import duties. In the U.S., the price is around $81,000 before federal tax credits.

The departure may have come at a wrong time for Tesla, whose Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has big plans for China. In January, Musk said that China sales could match that of U.S. by as early as next year. Tesla started taking orders for its Model S in August, but has yet to start the deliveries. In November, the U.S. automaker inaugurated an 800-square-meter (8,600 square feet) store in a Beijing shopping mall.

Other automakers, who have been for long making efforts to bring Chinese consumers around on the idea of electric cars, are keenly watching the moves of Tesla in China. Owing to mounting concerns over the rising pollution levels, China has set a target of having 5 million alternative-energy-powered vehicles by 2020. However, the lack of infrastructure and high costs are proving to be a roadblock.

Recently, the United States National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) ended its probeagainst Tesla Motors Inc after finding “no defect trends” over the Model S fires.

NHTSA said, ”Tesla’s revision of vehicle ride height and addition of increased underbody protection should reduce both the frequency of underbody strikes and the resultant fire risk.”

0

想看更多 不感兴趣
重复、旧闻
内容质量差
确定
首批FF 91将于2018年交付3月可付费预定
或将推出插电/纯电版本 新一代奔驰GLA谍照曝光
向日葵重组布局充电桩 业绩承诺被疑偏高
借鉴IDS概念车前脸造型超前 日产新聆风假想图曝光
国内无铅化锂电池成功研发,低速电动车成为新宠
或2017年1季度推出,预计售价十万以上,ARCFOX-1硬顶版量产车谍照
松下计划扩大与特斯拉合作 涉足自动驾驶技术
为加强对无人驾驶汽车监管,美国设立了10个官方无人驾驶汽车测试点
谷歌前搜索主管加盟Uber 协助开发无人驾驶汽车
欧盟将成立GREENLION研发团队,加速锂离子电池绿色设计开发
“资本树”上难以嫁接的“绿叶” 和谐富腾孵化造车梦想需再寻壳?
日产改款逍客曝光谍照,试水半自动驾驶技术
年后,电池行业又将面临哪些严峻考验?
“造梦者”贾跃亭是怎样炼成的?
美政府正式设立10个官方无人驾驶车测试点
这5家跨国车企宣布加入油气运输巨头们的氢燃料联盟
雷诺日产电动汽车销量逾40万 欲追加投资
南京规定:网约车为3年以下新车 新能源车优先
国轩高科研发新型动力电池 纯电动客车零下四十度可运行
河南政协委员:解决拥堵可推“新能源汽车+分时租赁”
下一篇

[2014中国年度绿色汽车]专家评委 吴志新

绿色汽车,评选,吴志新



第三方登录
纯净阅读
意见反馈

反馈和建议 在线回复

第一电动网
Hello world!