Tesla opens Model 3 orders in China
Tesla has opened orders for its Model 3 sedan in China according to the local electric car manufacturer's website.
To a Twitter user who asked when deliveries would start in China, Tesla's founder Elon Musk replied: "Probably some deliveries will take place as early as March 2019, but most certainly in April".
China is the largest market for electric vehicles and most analysts expect that sales in the country will accelerate rapidly as a result of government regulation leading the market towards the 100% electric vehicle target by 2030.
In July, Tesla signed an agreement with the Shanghai authorities to build its first factory outside the United States, which would allow it to double its global production.
The Tesla Gigafactory in Shanghai could in fact produce the Model 3 Model Y with an annual capacity of 250,000 vehicles, with an initial production of about 3,000 Model 3 a week in the early stages.