In order to drive his new Tesla Model S back to Guangzhou from Beijing, the driver figured out a way to build a charging route of more than 3,700 miles (5750 km). He purchase 20 chargers from Tesla and contacted the hotels along the route and they were all willing to build them for him for free because the hotels wanted to boost their clientele. And on the way, he sold 150 Model S and felt so proud of himself for building such route. Learning his story, Tesla employees in China are inspired and have been imitating what he did in selling and building chargers around the nation in this largest auto market on the planet. This is a true story that I just read from a Chinese website and translated into English.
Agreed!!! Tesla is going to be Very Big over there!!! Tesla could have been in the 250s already if it's not for the Tesla thief who had nothing Good to do this holiday!!! Load Up = Accumulate!!!
Sentiment: Strong Buy
This is a pretty neat story. I am afraid however that Tesla will not be able to service these undependable machines they throw on a boat and ferry over there to another world. There will soon be hundreds of abandoned Teslas and as many more lawsuits. This guy will probably be among the first.
Not sure about the specs you mention but I did find this:
"In regarding to the charging problem during his return trip to Guangzhou, Mr. Andrew told the local media that he had purchased a batch of special chargers for Tesla, for which 15A standard electric outlets would be installed to the special electrical boxes. The modified charging facilities would be able to charge other electric vehicles such as BYD Qin. Mr. Andrew promises that on his return trip, he would donate all the charging piles for free. His Tesla Model S would cross many cities such as Qingdao, Wuhan, Shanghai and so on. Mr. Andrew also promises that, he would install one charging pile in his enterprise’s name for the enthusiastic fans whoever are willing to and promise to provide other vehicles owners with charging places for free charging.
Known as “China’s First Tesla Fan”, Mr. Andrew has recently ordered 20 more Tesla Model X from Tesla China Officials for rewarding his outstanding employees. In addition, he installed 60 charging piles in his new industrial park and ruled that every staff who buys electric vehicles can enjoy life-long free charging as well as their internal company energy-saving subsidies.
Mr. Andrew said in an interview that his donation of charging piles at approximately every 300 km would definitely encourage more and more people to be keen on China’s energy-saving actions. He believed that a nationwide electric car charging facility network will be built up very soon and the revolution of electric vehicles will be the biggest public welfare establishment in the future."
I applaud Mr. Andrew's efforts in kickstarting the charging infrastructure. However, I don't think his stations will help much for cross-country travel. At 240V-15A, the charging rate will be about 10 MPH. They really need Superchargers or at least CHAdeMO fast charging.