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Tesla China-Made Model 3 Long Range Starts Delivering on May 20th

by Eva Fox May 20, 2020

Tesla China-Made Model 3 Long Range Starts Delivering on May 20th

Tesla China today announced the launch of MIC Model 3 Long Range.

Giga Shanghai is ready to deliver the MIC Model 3 Long Range RWD ahead of schedule. Deliveries for the Long Range RWD were initially scheduled to start in June, but the company has confirmed that the newly-produced units are ready to ship now. According to local Chinese media, Tesla China has confirmed that multiple MIC Model 3 Long Range RWD vehicles have been produced and will be delivered to customers in the near future.

Today, Tesla China has officially confirmed that deliveries of the MIC Model 3 Long Range RWD have already begun.

Source: Jay in Shanghai/Twitter

Source: T☰SLA mania/Twitter

Meanwhile, VP Grace Tao shared that Gigafactory Shanghai could reach its 4,000 a week production goal by the end of June and could begin the mass production of the MIC Model Y by Q1 2021 in a recent interview with Xinhua News.

If the production of the MIC Model Y progresses at a similar pace or better, Tesla China could start deliveries before the end of Q1 2021 or at the beginning of Q2 2021. With Tesla China's projected start date in mind, MIC Model Y production could begin exactly one year after MIC Model 3 SR + deliveries began.

China is the largest car market in the world and an important market for Tesla. The company cars are in high demand, which will only grow over time. In preparation for the expected sales growth in the country, Tesla is busy with installing a charging infrastructure for electric vehicles that will satisfy customer needs.

Tesla China’s official announcement, said the company said it plans to expand its Supercharger Network nationwide in the second half of 2020, and the current COVID-19 pandemic will not affect the plan.

Tesla currently has around 2,500 Superchargers and 2,400 charging stations in China. The number of them will increase by 60% on an existing basis after the completion of the construction of 4,000 Superchargers.

China is becoming the largest market for Tesla, which built its factory in Shanghai. Before the viral outbreak, Tesla reported that Giga Shanghai was close to reaching a 3,000 per week production rate. Before the Q1 2020 Earnings Call, Tesla informed investors that Giga Shanghai not only achieved a 3,000 per week production rate, it was also close to manufacturing 4,000 a week, as confirmed by Grace Tao.

Tesla China demonstrates the results of excellent work, which brings the company to a new level.

Featured image: CYFOXCAT/WEIBO




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