Electric Vehicle maker Tesla handed over 15 Model 3 sedans that were manufactured at its Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai.
Tesla Model 3 at Paris Motor Show 2018. (Image: News18.com)
Electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla delivered its first made-in-China car on December 30, marking a big milestone for the electrical automobile maker. The company handed over the first 15 Model 3 sedans assembled at the company’s new Shanghai plant to company employees at the facility and deliveries to customers will start in January next year. China has been very supportive of Tesla since the agreement to build Gigafactory 3 was signed, and this has extended to the Made-in-China Model 3, which has received incentives from the government.
The vehicle has also been exempted from a purchase tax, allowing would-be customers to acquire the MIC Model 3 at a lower price, news portal Teslarati reported. The Chinese plant is part of Elon Musk’s plans to increase its presence in China and ease the negative impact of the trade war.