Tesla Delivered Almost 1,000 Model S Vehicles in China Since April

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In the second quarter alone, Tesla Motors has managed to deliver 7,579 examples of the Model S and built 8,763 units of the EV. Based on the way things are going from very good to even better, the carmaker expects shipments to boost, especially in places like China and the United Kingdom.
Although production capacity at the Fremont plant is nowhere near the alert rhythm Tesla is selling the Model S, demand in North America soared, while Norway is the biggest European customer of the electric sedan. In under 3 months, Tesla entered the United Kingdom market with 2 stores, while the Model S is selling in China like hotcakes.

Deliveries in China may have been successful lately, but some customers from the Asian country condemned Tesla for various niggles that delayed deliveries, with one owner smashing his brand new Model S in protest for the dubious ways the carmaker treated some of its customers. That's not too cool more so when you, as a Chinese buyer, have to pay a lot of money for such a car. A Tesla Model S P85 has a base price of $81k in the U.S., but by the time it reaches China, that MSRP hikes to $121,000.

In other news, Tesla Motors' Fremont facility has stopped assembly of the Model S on July 21st for retooling and assembly line upgrades. This temporary stoppage is actually a way of telling the public "We're preparing the ground for the Model X electric crossover and we want to build more Model S sedans than before because they're selling so darn well." Elon Musk has played his cards like a master player up to this moment and the near future seems to hold many other big bangs from Lady Luck.
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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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