SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Tesla began delivery of the Model 3 electric car, constructed in a factory in Shanghai, which is just under a year ago, it began work on the $2 billion plant, a new record for global car makers in China, said it would increase the supply of the following month.
A Model employee, proposes to his girlfriend using a China-made Tesla’s Model 3 vehicle is filled with the flowers, with a delivery ceremony held at Shanghai’s Gigafactory, the AMERICAN electric vehicle manufacturer in Shanghai, China, 30 December, 2019 at the latest. REUTERS/Yilei Sun,
The U.S. electric-car maker is marking the launch with an event on Monday, with a 15 Tesla employees have had cars that they had purchased, one of which is an opportunity to make a marriage proposal to his girlfriend, after the publication of a new set of wheels.
The China Model and the 3 sedans are priced at 355,800 yuan ($50,000) for financial support. The imported Model of the 3 vehicles and begin to 439,000 yuan, for the longer-range version, while the standard range plus the model cost is less than $40,000 in the United States of america.
The Shanghai plant, with just 357 days, as part of its plan to strengthen its presence in the world’s largest car market, and to minimise the impact of the US-China trade war.
The automaker, which had previously been imported, all of the cars were sold in China, and had said that he wanted to start with the deliveries from the Shanghai plant prior to the Lunar New Year starting on Jan. 25.
“From now on, the China-made Model 3 vehicle will be started to be China’s major streets and small alleys,” Tesla’s Vice President of Tao Lin said, at the delivery ceremony, which was attended by employees and officials of the city of Shanghai.
In China, General Manager of the Silicon Valley automobile company, Wang Hao said, Tesla is planning to invest in a Model 3 for delivery in January.
The Chinese government is in favour of the plant, the first wholly foreign-owned car factory, and as a reflection of Beijing’s broader shift to open up the car market.
Tesla has taken a different approach to the Chinese market, the biggest one for electric vehicles, with 1.3 million new-energy vehicles were sold last year, according to the marketing and promotion in the country, which is very different than anywhere else.
The group’s flamboyant billionaire CEO, Elon Musk, is openly in contempt for marketing, but also in China, Tesla offered a race-themed events and sales parties.
It is also in the building of service centers and charging stations all over China to meet with the customer to ensure that the standardized after-sales service, Tesla’s senior executives said, confirming a Reuters report on the plan published last month.
The auto manufacturer will double the number of service centers, and fast-charging stations in China next year, and plans to more than double the amount of the after-sales employees, of which 1,500 600 at the moment, the board of directors will be added.
Wang also told reporters that the plant will reach a production goal of 1,000 units per week, equivalent to 280 cars per day, and that the sales of China-made sedan, and had, so far, is a “very good”.
Reporting Yilei Sun, and, by Brenda Goh; Editing by Christopher Cushing and Himani sarkar