OREANDA-NEWSThe automaker Tesla opens its world's first online store on the Tmall electronic trading platform, owned by Alibaba. This was announced on Thursday by the Shanghai information resource "Itsai Global."

The company’s company store will provide customers with after-sales service for cars, as well as trade in spare parts and additional components for models produced in the country. A pre-recording option will be available on the platform for passing a test drive on Model S, Model X and Model 3 electric vehicles.

The only Tesla electric vehicle assembly plant outside the United States is located in China. The agreement on the construction of an enterprise located in the Lingang area near Shanghai was signed in July 2018. The construction of the plant is at the final stage, the first assembly lines have already been launched. Tesla plans to gradually increase its annual production capacity to 500 thousand cars. The total investment in this project will be about 50 billion yuan (about $ 7.2 billion).

Tesla was founded by entrepreneur Ilon Musk in 2003. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. At first, the company specialized exclusively in the production of electric vehicles, but later it also began to create solar panels and other energy storage systems.