Tesla Becomes "Tuosule" in China

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Earlier this month we were telling you that Tesla can’t sell its all-electric vehicles in China because the company’s name has already been registered by a Chineze citizen who wants around $30 million for the right to the name the Model S is sold under.
Since they’re not willing to pay that much, the guys over at Tesla Motors have decided to use the “Tuosule” name on the Chinese market. According to Inautonews, the moniker is a transliteration of the company’s actual name to the common Chinese dialect spoken by residents of Hong Kong.

Even though the automaker can’t sell cars in China for the time being, it will open a showroom at Parkview Green Beijing where customers will be able to place their orders starting next month. The Beijing showroom will reportedly become the world’s largest Tesla showroom.

Story via InAutoNews
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