Tesla flaunts first China-built cars as start of sales nears

Take a look at Tesla’s first-ever Model 3 sedans made in China

Techcrunch's Kirsten Korosec reports that Musk made the comments during an on-stage conversation with Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess at the Golden Steering Wheel awards show. Tesla is working with local authorities to obtain manufacturing certification and hopes to get it by year-end, Chairman Robyn Denholm said last week in Shanghai. He noted that a battery plant was also being built on the Chinese site.

"The Berlin location serves two unique goals", said Gene Munster, a managing partner at venture capital firm Loup Ventures. Earlier in the day at an awards ceremony in Germany, he said the factory will be near the new Berlin airport.

When Tesla built a vehicle manufacturing facility in Shanghai, China, the company dubbed that "Gigafactory 3". "Welcome to the metropolitan region, Tesla!" Daimler, the maker of Mercedes-Benz cars, is running into labour-union resistance over where future electric cars will be produced ahead of a critical meeting with investors Thursday in London. Audi, the biggest profit contributor to VW Group, faces similar fights over safeguarding employment at its main German factories that specialize in sedans and station wagons.

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Tesla has been expected to focus on Model 3 production at its Shanghai automotive factory, where it mulls producing as many as 3,000 vehicles per week next year, Teslarati reported recently.

Asked on stage why he thought Germany is so far behind in e-mobility, Musk replied: "I don't think German is that far behind, I think it's always hard when there's a lot of momentum around an old technology, there's a lot of infrastructure, and a lot of capital that's tied up in an old technology". Still, building vehicles in a country that has some of the highest labor and energy costs worldwide is bound to be a major challenge. "And if local competition becomes real competition, it will be more hard".

Tesla said it is producing vehicles "on a trial basis" at its recently opened "Gigafactory" in Shanghai, which will help boost global production and sales. The changes will take effect this month and run through 2025.

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