Made-in-China Tesla Model 3 Awaits Sales Permit

Tesla Model 3 in China (Source: Tesla)

According to Electrek, Tesla’s Gigafactory in China has been producing a large amount of Tesla Model 3 vehicles, however the company is still waiting for the official approval to begin selling the cars.

Since September, Tesla is also constructing a new facility that will produce of battery modules. As of now, the exterior of the battery production facility is nearing completion, with the roof and walls of the building almost in place.

According to previous release, Tesla’s official Weibo account announced that the Chinese-made Tesla Model 3 will soon debut in the world’s largest automotive market. The teaser showed the domestic Model 3 with the Chinese characters “特斯拉” (Tesla) printed on the back of the car.

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Previous reports expected that the annual production capacity of the Shanghai factory will reach 150,000 units per year. It is estimated that the weekly production capacity will reach 1,000 units in the first quarter of 2020, with the weekly capacity in the second and third quarter reaching 2,000 and 3,000 units respectively. The actual production capacity of the Shanghai factory in the whole year of 2020 is now expected to be just below prior estimations at 117,000 vehicles.


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