In China, Musk sure felt the love missing back home

Andrew Cummings
January 12, 2019

Elon Musk has announced on Twitter that anyone interested in buying a Model S or Model X with a 75 kWh battery pack had better get their order in by Sunday night because they're going away after that.

Ellison's revelation comes at a hard time for Tesla.

After a year to forget in the U.S., Elon Musk just had a few days to remember in China.

Musk was in China for the ground-breaking of Tesla's first overseas factory, which will allow it to sell vehicles directly in the world's largest market for electric vehicles.

The premier also congratulated Musk on moving forward with the new multibillion dollar factory, which will be the first plant in China to be entirely owned by a foreign company. Musk was offered permanent residency in China after he said he loved the Asian nation and hoped to visit more regularly. Li told Musk he hoped the American carmaker can become an "in-depth participant in China's opening and a promoter of the stability of Chinese-U.S. relations".

Although obtaining a Chinese green card has become less of a rarity now than it was in the past (1,881 foreigners received one in the past two months compared to the mere hundreds in entire years previously), it is still considered by some to be "one of the most hard tasks in the world".

Meanwhile, trade negotiations between Beijing and Washington also appear to be going well, according to Chinese and USA negotiators, as reported by Forbes.

Li urged Tesla to "seize the opportunity to make the Shanghai factory the most advanced factory in the world".

Earlier on Wednesday, a Chinese government spokesman said three days of talks with USA envoys aimed at ending a costly tariff battle had ended, but no details were immediately released.

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