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Tesla wants electric car charging network in China

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Electric car maker Tesla Motors hopes to develop a network of free superchargers from Beijing to Shanghai in China.

The Business Spectator reports that the company also hopes to develop similar free networks in the United States and Europe.

According to Diarmuid O'Connell, Tesla’s vice president corporate and business development, the company has already taken steps to initiate the Chinese network.

The Chinese government is known to be interested in increasing the use of electric cars as it attempts to tackle the country’s pollution problems and cut carbon emissions.

O'Connell said he believes Tesla will be able to overcome any problems associated with the project. He added that he didn't believe Tesla was a threat to local manufacturers and that his company would be helping increase the use of electric vehicles in China.

Meanwhile, money.cnn.com reports that, in the US, Tesla is recalling car chargers that could overheat and potentially be a fire risk and offering new charger adapters to owners of its cars. In total 29,000 chargers will be recalled.

In a letter sent on Sunday to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Tesla noted a small number of fires related to this issue.

The letter stated: "While the number of incidents remains small, and Tesla's review to date points to the building receptacle or wiring as the primary cause of failed NEMA 14-50 adapters. The Company has determined that a voluntary recall is appropriate as a precautionary measure."

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