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Tesla’s Vision in 2015: An Interview with Head of Tesla China – Tom Zhu

At the end of 2014, Veronica Wu, the former President of Tesla China, resigned from her position. Ms. Wu is succeeded by Tom Zhu, who at that time was responsible for the Supercharging network development in China.


Last week, Chinese media GeekCar interviewed Mr. Zhu, they discussed some hot topics that Tesla owners in China are currently focusing on. Below is highlights based on the above interview report.

Q: Tesla’s 2014 4th-quarter financial report did not reach some analysts’ expectation, what is your opinion?
A: It is obvious the numbers in the financial report are not good. But there are multiple reasons: 1. investments in the Gigafactory; 2...

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Jaguar Is Considering F-Pace EV, Direct Compete with Tesla Model X

When talking about electric vehicles, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is definitely not a newbie in the market.


In fact, JLR has mastered the latest electric powertrain technologies 5 years ago: back in the 2010 Paris motor show, Jaguar has debuted the C-X75 plug-in concept, which uses 4 electric motors to drive the 4 wheels respectively. The power comes from a battery pack. One very distinct feature of the C-X75 is: the battery pack is charged by two gas turbine engine (something similar to the turboprop engine on airplanes).


Above Image: the Jaguar C-X75 Concept

With Tesla’s success in the past few years, plus the recent news that Porsche is going to produce an EV sports car,...

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Tesla Model X delayed, Again?

Model X hopefully not “X’d”

Yesterday,Tesla announced in a letter to shareholders for the 2014 Q3 that the delivery of the Model X will yet AGAIN be pushed back to third quarter of 2015 (see page 4 of the attached letter).


In fact this isn’t the first time, or second time the electric car company delayed the Model X delivery. At the very beginning, they said it will deliver the Model X in 2013, then later postponed to to late 2014, then again the time was moved to early 2015, and today we know the new time is “promised” to be 2015 Q3. We are not sure whether this is the final date. Let’s just hoping that Tesla is not going to “X” this project.

I do not know how other peo...

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Tesla Model X May Be Significantly Cheaper than the Model S

According to the report from PCMag, the upcoming Tesla CUV – the Model X, will possibly carry a base price of “only” $55,000, compared to Model S base price tag of $62,400 (both with the $7,500 federal tax credit taken into consideration). This is an approx. 12% price cut.

The possible lower price does not mean less quality or offering in the Model X. In fact the Model X comes with AWD as standard, so 2 electric motors in Model X vs. single electric motors in the Model S.


For the Model X, besides the pricing, what I mostly concern is whether the issues found in the Model S have been addressed, for example the lack of some “must-have” features such as illumination for the...

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Confirmed: Audi Is Working on the Q8

Due to developement of the large SUV market (BMW X6, Land Rover Range Rover Sport, Mercedes-Benz MLC Class, Tesla Model X), especially growing customer base in US and Asia, our VW insider told us the production Audi Q8 is given the green light and its arriving date is set.

At this moment, the initial official reveal venue is said to be in China.

The car body will made of around 60% of steel, 40% of aluminum or other lightweight materials. V6 and V8 engines will be offered, including a V6 diesel engine. Four-wheel-drive Quattro system is standard.



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