Today started China's (Shanghai) two day International
Technology Fair in which Tesla (
) will be show casing its Model S sedan along with free test
Tesla's CEO, Elon Musk, was in Beijing and Shanghai finishing up
his first to trip China (
Mr. Musk has been in China to oversee the delivery of 12 Tesla
Model S and two charging station installations.
Reports of the visit indicate the reaction was mixed.
China consumers have been anxious for the arrival of Tesla's all
electric vehicles, but, yet again, Tesla finds itself in a
potential legal battle.
The issue is that Tesla currently only delivers pre-order
vehicles to the cities of Beijing and Shanghai, thus delaying
deliveries of pre-orders outside of those cities.
Tesla seems to have a weak reason for not delivering outside
of Shanghai and Beijing, citing charging stations haven't been
installed in other cities yet. Home charging stations would
be an easy fix, frustrating some Chinese who are threatening to
sue over the delay.
Chinese solar equipment maker Hanergy (
) has spiked higher during the installation of the charging
stations when it was revealed that the charging stations are
running Hanergy's solar equipment to chart the Tesla
While Mr. Musk was overseeing the delivery of the first
Teslas, he commented that Tesla wants to make a large investment
in China, including a network of charging stations across