At his own expense, which is actually double what he paid for the car itself, Zong Yi is planning a route that’ll cover more than 3,572 miles across 16 different cities in China. A total of 20 charging stations will be constructed between 62 miles and 248 miles apart. So where’s Tesla in all this? Turns out it’s actually helping Zong get his project underway. It will sell him the chargers, and Zong is also working with Tesla’s head of Chinese operations so that everything is fully coordinated. The idea, at least for now, is to install the chargers at hotels along the planned route. But why hotels and not conventional gas stations or other rest stops?