Tesla to Unveil Model 3 to the Chinese Market

Tesla Model 3 made in China (Source: Tesla)

The Made-in-China Tesla Model 3 will be showcased at the Guangzhou International Motor Show on November 22, as well as in Tesla showrooms across China. This event will mark one of the first times when the Made-in-China Model 3 gets formally introduced to the local Chinese market.

The Model 3 Standard Made-in-China model bears the essence of the Model 3 series, with a simple futuristic design, strong product performance and smart technology. The model has a cruising range of 460 km (NEDC estimate), with an impressive 5.6 seconds 0-100 km/h acceleration and a top speed of 225 km/h.

Tesla Model 3 in Shanghai factory (Source: Tesla)

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At present, Tesla’s charging network covers more than 200 cities in mainland China and the number of Tesla supercharging stations has exceeded 2,000.

Gigafactory 3 has the potential to be a game-changer for Tesla. The facility’s first phase, which is designed to produce and assemble the Model 3, was completed in record time. A second phase, which will be a battery facility, is also under construction on the southern end of the Gigafactory 3 complex. Gigafactory 3 Phase 2 is being built at a very rapid pace as well and is getting closer to completion every week.

While the EV-maker is still waiting for a final approval before it could conduct deliveries of the Made-in-China Model 3, Tesla has already been granted a license to produce Model 3 at scale. Considering that Gigafactory 3 is now operational, it is not surprising that Tesla China is already producing the Made-in-China Model 3 even as it waits to get the green light to formally proceed.