Tesla has begun exporting China-made Model 3s to Europe. The Giga Shanghai-made electric vehicles will be sold in more than ten European countries, including Germany, Italy, Switzerland and France, said Tesla China VP Grace Tao.
Tesla Giga Shanghai Starts Exporting Model 3, Factory Pushes 24/7 Production & Preps for MIC Model Yhttps://t.co/TTKcIAGhrL— Tesmanian.com (@Tesmanian_com) October 18, 2020
Today, Tesla China Vice President Grace Tao has officially confirmed that the Model 3, manufactured by Giga Shanghai, will soon arrive in Europe. All cars will be upgraded versions of the Standard Range+, which are being delivered to the Chinese market.
"Model 3 from the Shanghai Super Factory is about to land in Europe.
This export vehicle is an upgraded version of the Model 3 standard battery life, which is consistent with the models supplied to the Chinese market. The export countries include Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland and more than ten European countries."
Thousands of Model 3s are in Shanghai Port and are due to be shipped next Tuesday.
Manufacturing Model 3 in China has a number of important advantages that will allow Tesla to develop rapidly:
Editor's Take: The Chinese National Holiday ended on Oct 8. It is especially noteworthy that, in just over a week since then, Giga Shanghai was able to produce thousands of Model 3s. This is incredibly positive for the current production rate at Tesla's China gigafactory.
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