17 thoughts on “Tesla China Factory Coming Soon? Stars Aligning [highlight]

  1. i guess President trump is winning the trade war with china! I guess elon is happy now ! love from india!

  2. I think this would be great for Tesla as a company in the world's largest EV marketplace, but fear the theft of Tesla's designs and electronics.

  3. Building Factories in China is good for Tesla and the environment as Tesla can put more cars in the large population's hands. But its bad for the USA because we are not building them, and China can turn around and steal Tesla's manufacturing facility and technology, and build a Tesla clone themselves if they so please.

  4. The Chinese government doesn’t need to own half the company. China does have private companies and the rule was that a joint venture was required with a Chinese company

  5. Would you build you house in China and trust the Communist government, and your future there?

  6. are they? in this day and age any factory opening in china is interpreted as "stolen job" from the US.

  7. Tesla and all other US automakers will not make any money in China. China will soon announce that any Chinese who buys an american car will get a deduction of 50 points in their social credit score. buying an iphone will loose 30 points. China doesnt even need tariff to kill all US companies in China. If you hold Tesla or Apple stock, its time to sell them before the announcement. i know people who are working on this in China

  8. Sorry to be so negative. China will try to steal every thing Tesla does and then try to replicate on a global scale. China business is merciless. They can copy any and everything, then produce it cheaper. Is there any IP that China hasn't already got from Tesla? Maybe. But that will be gone. Will it be good for Tesla business. Probably in short term (2-3 years). Will it help the planet in longer term, possibly. But my experience in doing business in China has been awful. I worked for a scanner company a few years back. We had some great R&D and a world beating scanner. We tried to sell to China. They dragged everything with red tape. We sold nothing, but 1 year later an exact cheaper clone came out. Not saying that will happen with Tesla – they are bigger — but I would be very very very careful doing business in China.

  9. Ben,
    Actually the Chinese company does not necessarily need to be owned by the Chinese Gov’t.
    Yes you are correct about needing the JV format and that this could end quite soon for a foreign car venture in China. This is good news for Tesla and matter of fact any company that’s required the JV format today

  10. Such a bad idea. Imagine how things would be if apple didn't have their products in china, none of the modern Oppo/PlusOne, huawei, xiaomi phones would exist. China really isn't worth losing your ip for.

  11. There is a huge market in India for Tesla as well. All high end model Model S will be owned by super rich and many middles class will own M3. There is an option to place an order based on the Country on Tesla site.

  12. Comments arguing that Tesla shouldn’t build a factory in China make no sense to me. Should BMW not have factories in the US? China is no longer a backward country that needs to play catch up with the west. If Tesla doesn’t satisfy the huge market demand Chinese companies will. Tesla will succeed for the same reason it has so far … innovation … which is all taking place in the US. Chinese firms will of course learn from Tesla , just like GM and ford learned from Toyota … but that would happen regardless of whether a factory is built in China

  13. It's going to take at least 2 or 3 years to build a factory. EM needs to stay focused and not get into unnecessary feuds with WS analysts and Warren Buffett.

  14. Tesla needs help, all companies every day watch and comment on how Tesla Motor will lose. Companies from General Motors or Ford who are losers at the moment can assemble Tesla! There is no need for Musk to look for help in China, but he will do so if he is suffocated in the US. Build Tesla and winner will be US! If someone is successful go help them, the whole world needs best electric cars!

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