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Chinese Businessman Builds Nation's First City-To-City Electric Car Charging Route

•, Francie Diep

Well, this is one way to get things done. Businessman Zong Yi has set up China's first between-city electric-car charging route, Caixin Online reports. The route winds from Beijing to Guangzhou, covers 3,570 miles, and includes 20 charging stations Zong paid for himself.

Zong, a resident of Guangzhou in the south, was inspired after he bought a Tesla Model S from a dealer in Beijing in the north. He soon realized there were no charging stations on his route home with his shiny new toy. So he called Tesla's China operations to buy charging stations from them, then took to social media to recruit hotel owners to allow him to install the stations in their parking lots. (It is not clear if and how Zong got his Model S home before the route was ready.)

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