HAIKOU, January 19. /TASS/. American electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla has opened its first hub in China's Hainan province. According to the Hainan Daily, it will specialize in customer consulting, supply chain management and after-sales services.
The center is located in the Xiuying district of the provincial capital, Haikou. According to the newspaper, the company intends to open a second center in Sanya in the south of the island in the first half of 2021. In addition, by the end of September, Tesla plans to build charging stations in all localities in the region.
On September 22, 2020, Tesla registered and established its representative office in Haikou. The field of activity of the local office includes the sale and repair of electric vehicles, retail trade of auto parts and maintenance of infrastructure for charging electric vehicles. On October 13, the company also signed an agreement with Hainan Internet Industry Innovation Park Fuxingcheng to build an exhibition pavilion and a test center in the province.
To the year 2030 with no gas
In order to combat environment pollution and protect ecology, the Hainan authorities intend to completely stop selling cars with conventional gasoline and diesel engines on the island by 2030. For these purposes, the government will encourage the residents to buy electric vehicles and hybrids, as well as develop the infrastructure necessary for them.
Starting from August 1, 2018, the authorities have already introduced a special quota for obtaining state-standard numbers for ordinary types of vehicles. Meanwhile, according to the last year's data, there were more than 23,000 "green" cars registered on Hainan, which is about 1.8% of the total number of cars on the island. In order to service eco-friendly vehicles there are more than 4.600 charging stationins in the province.
Since 2019, according to the authorities, all companies and state-owned enterprises on the island are committed to switching to "green" cars. By 2030, they plan to install about 940,000 spots for recharging electric and hybrid cars on the island.