Robin Ren, Yoon Dong-hoon.
“I am quite happy to say that charging is no longer a roadblock for most of our Tesla drivers in China.”
Robin Ren, Tesla’s vice president for the Asia-Pacific region, says the lack of charging infrastructure used to be the biggest hindrance for Tesla drivers. Now, there are 100 Supercharger locations and Tesla is setting up destination chargers across China.
“EV owners need to get permission from the representatives of their apartment buildings when they try to install chargers at the residential areas. We found more than 60 percent failed to get this approval.”
Yoon Dong-hoon, a strategic team manager of Renault Samsung’s electric car sales, criticises the South Korean government strategy, saying it is not doing enough to support electrification. Even though it wants to replace 30 percent of cars with EVs by 2020.
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