Tesla to discuss charging facilities with Sinopec
Tesla Motor Inc executives will visit Sinopec Group next week to discuss potential cooperation to establish vehicle-charging facilities, an insider with the Chinese company told China Daily.
Talks will center on building charging units around Sinopec’s nationwide network of 30,000 gas stations.
US-based Tesla plans its first customer deliveries in Beijing or Shanghai next week, he said, according to the report.
Tesla has reportedly been in talks with the State GridCorp of China, the country’s largest utility company, about cooperation to build charging stations. The State Grid has given no response.
Cities including Tianjin, Shanghai and Chongqing have built charging stations, while construction is underway in Hebei, Fujian and Guangdong provinces. (Photo 4)