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Tesla is desperate to turn things around in China

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China is one of the most important markets out there which is why its bad news for Tesla that it’s not doing too well in the country. Things have been so bad that CEO Elon Musk has considered firing people. In an effort to turn things around, Tesla is actually offering to install wall connectors for Chinese Tesla owners for free. 

It’s no secret that American electric smart car manufacturer Tesla hasn’t been having a great time in China. Last month, the company’s sales were so bad that CEO Elon Musk threatened firings, though he said he remained confident in the market. Now, the Beijing Youth Daily is reporting that Tesla is offering free wall connector installation for Chinese Tesla owners, making China the first country where Tesla has done that. Any Tesla can be plugged right into the wall, of course, but cars with dual chargers can charge faster if you install a home wall connector, which outputs up to twice the amperage of a normal outlet. Normally, Tesla customers would need to find and hire an electrician for the installation, but in China Tesla has begun offering this service to customers itself, at no charge. A new Tesla China team will be responsible for every aspect of the process, from the actual installation to making arrangements with building management.

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