China has great potential for electric vehicles thanks to the country's favorable policies and promising market prospect, a senior executive of Tesla Motors, a California-based electric vehicle design and manufacturing corporation, said Tuesday.
"China is a very important automotive market overall, but also for electric cars," Jerome Guillen, Tesla's vice president of Worldwide Sales and Service, told Xinhua at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show.
In 2014, Tesla began rapidly ramping up its Chinese supercharger stations, indicating a long-term commitment to growing its business in the country. With the first station established in Beijing in June 2014, Tesla currently runs a network of more than 180 superchargers which spans from Shenyang to Hong Kong.
"We've grown very much. We started in Beijing and Shanghai, and we added Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Chengdu and Xi'an. So we are expanding in China. It's the beginning but it's a long journey," Guillen said.