Tesla gets government approval to start manufacturing in China
Tesla was added to a government list of approved automotive manufacturers, China's industry ministry said, as it granted the electric-vehicle maker a certificate it needs to start production in the country.
«This means the green light is fully given to Tesla for production in China» said Yale Zhang, head of the Shanghai-based consultancy Automotive Foresight.
Now Tesla can start production any time. Earlier this month Tesla plans to start production at its China factory this month.
Tesla intends to produce at least 1,000 Model 3s a week from the Shanghai factory by the end of this year, as it tries to boost sales in the world's biggest auto market and avoid higher import tariffs imposed on U.S. cars.