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With every car success whether an EV, Diesel or Petrol find a Chinese copy, this time with the Tesla Model S.

It's not a surprise, I n fact it's expected, Elon Musk's EV is the latest to be cloned, an electric car with a healthy price tag. China have started to recreate, clone if you will the model S, is this just life or is there another reason for the EV being the latest in a long list of ripped off cars?

Well, The country has expressed a concern with air pollution and has mentioned they would like to see 5 million electric vehicles on the road by 2020. Also the Tesla range is highly taxed in China and doesn't have the same tax relief schemes in place as other countries concerning eco vehicles. 

Elon Musk has expressed an interest in expanding into China, however he may fall victim to the Tesla copies. 

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