During the past 6 months Dalian has successfully recovered from two COVID outbreaks. Amidst constant change, the road to innovation has not been forgotten.
Three successive news stories have caught our eye.
Robotaxis (driverless taxis)
An autonomous driving area is being planned on a 5 km section of JinMa Road in Jinpuxin Qu with the deployment of five driverless taxis! (Robotaxi)
Charging stations for electric cars
The Dalian Municipal Government Office issued a notice on the implementation of a plan to further promote the construction of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in the city.
Since 2017, Dalian has already offered subsidies for the construction of charging stations. More than 32 million yuan has been issued for construction in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
During 2021 a new subsidy plan is being prepared to encourage further progress.
Tesla registers a new subsidiary in Dalian
Tesla established an automobile information service company in Dalian. According to QiChaCha, the company was successfully registered on January 27, 2021 with a capital of 1 million US dollars. The new subsidiary, Tesla Motors Information Services (Dalian) is wholly-owned by Tesla Motors Hong Kong Limited, and the legal representative is Zhu Xiaotong, President of Tesla China.