California-based company Tesla Motors inaugurated its first showroom in China on November 2, 2013. The company accepted pre-orders from customers at its store in Beijing.
The new showroom is located on the East Third Ring Road and was opened for the public on November 2, 2013. For the inaugural day, the company decided to display two Tesla Motors S four-door sports cars, one in white and one in black.
Product specialist Ma Li said, “We have seen roaring interest since the pre-order started in late August. The intended buyers can sign a pre-order contract and put down a 250,000 yuan ($40,000) deposit to add their names to the waiting list.” The company stated that the planned 100 vehicles for China will be selling out very quickly.
The product specialist also revealed that the company is still waiting for approval from the government of China for the import and sale of Tesla electric vehicles. Ma said that the prospective customers will most likely have to wait until 2014 for the first batch of Model S cars to be delivered to China. The price of the various models is expected to be between 900,000 yuan and 1.2 million yuan. Moreover, if customers are not satisfied, then they can receive their deposit back.
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