In recent weeks, we see images from the Tesla factory in China, where hundreds of units can be seen every day leave their production lines towards new customers. A sign that this facility’s capacity does not stop increasing and that it is fueling a rumor that Tesla is preparing to start exporting some of the units manufactured in Shanghai abroad.
This rumor has appeared on Chinese social networks. They mention internal documents that refer to the beginning of the export of units to markets such as Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe, which Japan will join. Until now, countries have had to meet the demand with units from California, which must also be adapted to driving with the steering wheel on the right. This means that all markets with this feature would be centralized in a single installation.
Tesla could even cancel shipments from the United States and focus Fremont production only for the market American, using the plant in China to meet the demand for Model 3 for the rest of the world.
We can add another repercussion of this possible movement. It would be possible to reduce the price of the Model 3 thanks to the lower production costs of the Chinese factory, which has achieved higher figures than those achieved by the Californian. Something that would undoubtedly give a boost to your sales in the global market.
This is just a rumor, but it seems to be confirmed in the concise term since the idea would be to start exports at the end of this year and make the first deliveries at the beginning of 2021.