China-made Tesla Model 3 delivery date has been changed from 1-2 weeks to 4-6 weeks as customer demand soars, according to information on Tesla China's official website.
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There is no explanation as for why this happened, but it's worth noting that Shanghai recently issued new rules to increase restrictions on the passage of vehicles with license plates from other provinces and cities, which, in the opinion of analysts, will facilitate the sale of new energy vehicles such as Tesla and NIO that can This may be one of the main reasons of Tesla's longer delivery time in China.
At the end of October, about 7,000 Chinese-made Model 3s were exported to the European market, and they are expected to arrive at the Belgian port by the end of November for sale to Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland, Sweden and other dozens of countries. It is expected to generate exports of $450 million by the end of the year.
Previously, Tesla had estimated that the annual production capacity of the Shanghai factory would increase to 200,000 units this year.
According to the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA), Tesla sold 11,329 units in China in September. Based on this estimate, the annual sales of Tesla Model 3 is around 150,000 units, which means that the Shanghai factory still has spare capacity for the Chinese market.
On October 1, the price of the Chinese-made Model 3 standard range-extended version was reduced to RMB 249,900 after subsidies, and the Chinese-made Model 3 long-range rear-wheel-drive version was reduced to RMB 309,900 after subsidies.
The prices of these two models have been reduced by RMB 21,650 and RMB 34,150 respectively.
Tesla's Model 3 has dropped nearly RMB 80,000 in nearly a year and a half since it was first announced last May with a starting price of RMB 328,000.