Those plans have already changed since the pandemic and the closure of its factory in California
Tesla is preparing China-made Model 3 cars for export to Europe and other markets.
Elon Musk had been very clear in saying that he would not export cars made in China to other marketsHe explained that first he had to satisfy the local demand in the Asian country.
At one point, the CEO even said that high-end Model 3 and Model Y vehicles for the Chinese market would still be produced in the United States and that the Chinese factory would only produce affordable versions for local demand in greater China.
Those plans have already changed since, amid the pandemic and the closure of its factory in California, Tesla began producing the high-end version of the Model 3 in China and has not stopped after reopening its factory. brica Fremont.
The new news is that Tesla also plans to start exporting China-made Model 3 vehicles to other markets, including Europe.
Chinese-made Tesla Model 3s intended for delivery outside the country will likely begin mass production in the fourth quarter, said the people, who asked not to be named because the details are private. They said target markets include Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and Europe, where customers currently have to wait for a Tesla to be delivered to them from the US Shipments could begin later this year or early 2021, depending on people.
Shanghai Giga production of Model 3 / Y will serve greater China region
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 7, 2019
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