Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk speaks at the unveiling of the Model 3 at the Tesla Motors design studio in Hawthorne, California. More than 276,000 people pre-order the Tesla Model 3 in less than a week of its launch. Is it the “Tesla phenomenon,” or has the $35,000 electric car with a range of 200-plus miles taken finally taken the electric car to the masses. Photo: AP Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk speaks at the unveiling of the Model 3 at the Tesla Motors design studio in Hawthorne, California. More than 276,000 people pre-order the Tesla Model 3 in less than a week of its launch. Is it the “Tesla phenomenon,” or has the $35,000 electric car with a range of 200-plus miles taken finally taken the electric car to the masses. Photo: AP
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk speaks at the unveiling of the Model 3 at the Tesla Motors design studio in Hawthorne, California. More than 276,000 people pre-order the Tesla Model 3 in less than a week of its launch. Is it the “Tesla phenomenon,” or has the $35,000 electric car with a range of 200-plus miles taken finally taken the electric car to the masses. Photo: AP
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Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk speaks at the unveiling of the Model 3 at the Tesla Motors design studio in Hawthorne, California. More than 276,000 people pre-order the Tesla Model 3 in less than a week of its launch. Is it the “Tesla phenomenon,” or has the $35,000 electric car with a range of 200-plus miles taken finally taken the electric car to the masses. Photo: AP Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk speaks at the unveiling of the Model 3 at the Tesla Motors design studio in Hawthorne, California. More than 276,000 people pre-order the Tesla Model 3 in less than a week of its launch. Is it the “Tesla phenomenon,” or has the $35,000 electric car with a range of 200-plus miles taken finally taken the electric car to the masses. Photo: AP
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk speaks at the unveiling of the Model 3 at the Tesla Motors design studio in Hawthorne, California. More than 276,000 people pre-order the Tesla Model 3 in less than a week of its launch. Is it the “Tesla phenomenon,” or has the $35,000 electric car with a range of 200-plus miles taken finally taken the electric car to the masses. Photo: AP
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Laura He

Laura He

Laura covers capital markets and financial affairs in Hong Kong and China, including major IPOs, corporate finance, investment banking, and equity markets, with an eye on technology and innovation for the Post. Previously, she'd worked for MarketWatch and The Wall Street Journal Digital Network in San Francisco and Hong Kong. She has also worked for Forbes in San Francisco and had stints at Xinhua News Agency as economics editor, anchor and financial correspondent in both Beijing and Hong Kong. She has an MA degree in digital journalism from Stanford University and passed CFA exams.