Tesla Motors has big plans for China and has already started taking reservations from the mainland for its Model S. One man, however, has a jump on the rest of his 1.3 billion fellow citizens, having taken delivery of the first example thought to have made it into the country. And it only cost him about $410,500 for the bragging rights.
According to the South China Morning Post, photos of the black electric sedan appeared on micro-blogging site Weibo from a user going by the handle 韩天_Racing (Hantian Racing). The report explains that the owner is not the photographer, but rather, a man living in the city of Dongyang who is "involved in a luxury wedding car rental service." Apparently, he has named his new acquisition Te Te.
The price is undoubtedly much higher than what other Chinese customers will be asked to pay for their Tuosule – the name Tesla will be called in that country – though with tariffs and taxes, we imagine the all-electric will definitely be more dear than in other markets.