American company Tesla Motors, focused on the production of electric vehicles, drew their attention to the online trade.
Now electric Model S sedan Tesla Motors production can be ordered through the service virtual sales Tmall.com, which is backed by the world’s leading online retail Chinese Alibaba Group Holding.
Tesla decided in such a way to promote their products to the growing Chinese auto market, because according to the calculations of experts is not only greatly reduce the cost of creating a network of dealers in the country, but also significantly raise the demand for Chinese motorists to electric vehicles.
Tmall.com offers nearly two dozen ready-made complete sets of electric Model S. While users can not be ordered online completely seperate option, but this option may appear in the near future. To become an owner of an electric vehicle from Tesla, the customer must make an advance payment in the amount of 8200 dollars.
Tesla Motors plans to expand in China network of charging stations for electric vehicles in 120 major cities in the country will, about 400 such centers charge. For these purposes, the Americans signed a long term agreement with one of China’s largest mobile operators China Unicom. Tesla seeks to gain a foothold in the fast-growing Chinese auto market as a niche electric cars in China is not yet completed, and the Chinese have a positive attitude to the electric transport and willing to innovate in this area.