US electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors has set up a technology innovation center in Beijing, Ren Yuxiang, Vice President of Tesla Motor, revealed in an interview with The Beijing News (in Chinese). The Tesla Beijing Technology Innovation Center was registered last October in Beijing.

Ren told reporters that China is the world’s largest new energy car market, and Beijing is the first stop and headquarters of Tesla’s entry to China as well as one of Tesla’s largest markets in China.

“Beijing is a very important market in China for Tesla, we have to especially thank the Bejing government’s vigorous support and promotion of new energy vehicles,” Ren said, adding that Beijing has set an example for many cities around the world.

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Nicole Jao

Nicole Jao is a reporter based in Beijing. She’s passionate about emerging trends, news, and stories of human interest within the world of technology. Connect with her on Twitter or via email: nicole.jao.iting@gmail.com.