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Mainland China has its first Tesla owner

CNAutoNews reports that a 24 year old in Dongyang city of east China’s Zhejiang province has purchased the first Tesla in Mainland China. He purchased it through Hong Kong

The 24-year-Old, who runs a Small Luxury Car Rental Business, is the first Model S owner in Mainland China, reported Qianjiang Evening News , a Zhejiang-based Daily newspaper. The electric sedan was shipped to Dongyang from Hong Kong, according to the newspaper. Tesla Motors Inc. Has not opened a store in mainland China. Since there is no store in mainland China to provide battery swaps and other service for the electric sedan, he doesn’t expect to drive it for long distances. “I bought it mainly for fun,” the buyer reportedly said.

While the Mainland only has one owner, Hong Kong had over 300 buyers before the store even opened up in August.

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