SHANGHAI -- Never before has a car model created such a big splash in China as the Tesla Model S electric sedan.
Tesla has yet to deliver a single Model S to China, but the car has attracted an enormous amount of attention from Chinese media and car buyers.
Chinese journalists have closely monitored Tesla's progress in the United States and its efforts to bring the Model S to China. Some question whether Tesla can sustain its growth.
But most admire the company's innovative business model of selling the Model S through its own stores. And CEO Elon Musk drew kudos after his company declared a profit last year.