Tesla China President Veronica Wu Leaving The EV Automaker

It’s a bit curious how the largest and most dynamic new car market in the world proved to be too much of a hassle for a top automotive manager in China. According to a recent report, Tesla China numero uno Veronica Wu resigned from her position, after less than 9 months spent in the top manager seat.
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In an e-mail forwarded to Bloomberg, Tesla Motors Inc. told the publication that “we [Tesla] remain confident in the Chinese market,” so there’s nothing wrong in terms of demand. After all, the Model S luxury sedan costs big money there, almost twice the US sticker price, so why did Veronica change her mind about this once in a blue moon opportunity?

After the previously mentioned publication tried to call and text her, but she didn’t answer, we have a hunch a pretty big problem made Wu write her resignation letter. Maybe she wasn’t happy with finding new locations for the Tesla Store network or expand the Supercharger grid in China, who knows...

Nevertheless, the ex-Apple China general manager of education and enterprises will certainly find something new and more rewarding for her to do based on her extensive resume.

In addition to the aforementioned official statement, Tesla China declared that it will “continue to focus on providing an amazing experience to all customers, so that they can become our advocates and help us accelerate the transition to sustainable transportation.”

There's no info available on her replacement, nor if the Tesla Model S P85D will be imported in China.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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