Tesla Motors has just started delivering its electric car super sedans to China, and now it’s working to also build up the charging infrastructure in China. Reports are out that Tesla and China United Network Communications Corp. have signed an agreement to install 400 charging points in 120 Chinese cities. In addition, they will team up on the installation of 20 Superchargers.
China United Network Communications Corp. is the second-largest mobile phone company in China.
This news comes not long after China announced that $16 billion would go towards the installation of EV charging infrastructure in the country, but I guess Tesla doesn’t want to wait around, already had the plans in place, or simple wants to make sure it installs the chargers that work best for its customers.
This deal will reportedly triple the number of Tesla chargers in China.
Bloomberg on Friday reported: “Under today’s agreement, Tesla will provide the equipment for the charging stations, while China Unicom will provide the land, Yang said, declining to reveal the cost. Tesla customers will be able to charge their cars for free at the stations, she said.