The first Model 3 presented the employees of the plant.Elena Alekseeva
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Today, the company has delivered the first 15 Model 3 sedan, assembled at the new Tesla factory in Shanghai, the first outside of the United States, the employees of the plant, according to Bloomberg.
This was an important step in promoting Tesla in the world’s largest automotive market. In the next few days, some workers will receive cars, and deliveries to customers will begin in January.
Chinese enterprise is of great importance in Elon musk plans to transform Tesla into a truly global car manufacturer. In November, the company announced plans to build a plant in Germany to meet growing European demand for electric vehicles.
Factory in China can also help the Mask to gain a foothold in the world’s largest market, as electric cars and cars in General. Model 3 will compete with electric vehicles, local companies such as NIO Inc. Xpeng and Motors, as well as global manufacturers, including BMW AG and Daimler AG.
The demand for Model 3 “very good”, and Musk is confident that will be able to sell all the cars produced at the site, said the factory Tesla CEO Allan van China. The good news for customers — on Friday, the vehicles of local production were exempt from 10% purchase tax in China.
At present, the Chinese Tesla factory produces more than 1,000 cars per week and plans to double this figure over the next year, said its Director song gang.
For a long time the only automobile plant Tesla was the factory in Fremont, California. Took months before they managed to reach output of 1,000 cars a week. Musk said that production of 3,000 cars in Shanghai is the goal for the near future.
Monday at the factory in Shanghai has gathered more than 200 people, including the media and employees of Tesla. They welcomed lucky, which was awarded the first cars assembled in China. One of the employees who received the electric car, then gave it to his girlfriend with the flowers, and the couple happily kissed each other.
To start production planned in 2020, but construction of the plant and commissioning of production processes went ahead of schedule.
The agreement to build Shanghai factory Tesla was signed in July 2018 with the administration of the LINGANG area. Total investment in this project will be about 50 billion yuan (about 7.2 billion dollars).
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