Tesla on the move in Pasadena, and China

Tesla is adding a location in Pasadena to its roster of Los Angeles-area retail outlets

Tesla Motors is expanding its presence in Southern California, and in China.

The company opened a new "store" Friday in Pasadena, on Colorado Boulevard, increasing its SoCal footprint.

The Pasadena retail outlet for the Palo Alto-based electric car company joins other area locations -- on the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica and on Santa Monica Boulevard near Westwood Boulevard in Los Angeles, as well as in Woodland Hills, Huntington Beach, Brea and Mission Viejo.

Tesla also confirmed Friday that it would build 400 new charging points in 120 cities in China, and 20 new supercharging points in 20 cities.

All the charging points will be free to customers, Tesla said.

Sales of the electric vehicles have begun recently in China, where Tesla will be partnering with China Unicom to build the new charging stations.

Tesla says it had already opened more than 200 charging points across China.

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