Charging facilities built by US electric car producer Tesla Motors Inc in Shanghai. The company will cooperate with China Yintai Holdings Ltd to build the first Tesla charging facility in downtown Beijing. [Photo / China Daily]
US electric car producer Tesla Motors Inc inked an agreement on Wednesday with real estate developer China Yintai Holdings Ltd to collaborate on a destination charging project.
Under the cooperation, the first Tesla charging facility, on Beijing’s Chang’an Street, will be put into operation in the Beijing Yintai Center in the capital’s central business district, providing free charging for Tesla vehicles.
According to Yintai, Tesla customers may leave their vehicles in the parking spaces, and while they are off shopping, the charging facility will power the cars for up to 100 km of driving.
In the first phase, Yintai will provide Tesla with 40 spaces with charging facilities in the developer’s commercial complexes in Beijing and Hangzhou. The project will later expand to Yintai developments in at least 30 other cities.