Updated 10/29/2019 – 11/11/2019 & 11/12/2019
Tesla unveils ‘Made in China’ cars
Updated 4 years ago based on the date of 9/25/2023
In a milestone for Tesla, the electric car company has revealed its first made-in-China cars. The select Model 3 vehicles were assembled in Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory and come with the brand’s name written in Chinese characters. China is the world’s largest auto market, and the Shanghai plant “is a crucial test of [Elon] Musk’s bid to keep his carmaker profitable as he bets on Chinese demand for electric vehicles,” says Bloomberg. While Tesla works with local authorities to get appropriate certification, the plant will produce a small number of vehicles, which start at about $50,000.