Tesla to open showroom in Beijing

Tesla Motors already has a service center where you can test drive a Model S in Hong Kong.

Now the Palo Alto-based electric vehicle maker is ready to take on mainland China, where the smog is terrible/unhealthy/hazardous and a growing middle to upper-middle class is eager to drive luxury vehicles.

At the Detroit Auto Show Tuesday, Tesla marketing maven George Blankenship said the company will open several new stores in North America in 2013, as well as the first in Beijing, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Fluent in Chinese? Have a strong understanding of the automotive value chain? Tesla is looking to hire a country manager for China.

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