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Luxury version of Chinese-assembled Tesla enters the market

14.01.2021 161 просмотров

Tesla unveiled the China-assembled Model Y crossover for the first time in Shanghai.


The American electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla for the first time introduced the Model Y crossover assembled in China in Shanghai, the sales of which in the country should begin in January. According to the local information resource "Itzai Global" on Wednesday, the electric car of this model appeared in the company's showroom in Shanghai.


Potential buyers now have the opportunity to test drive this model, which is a larger and more luxurious version of the Model 3 already produced at Tesla's Shanghai plant The company, the resource writes, promises that the price of the model assembled in the Chinese market will be 30% lower than that of the imported versions.


In last November, the Ministry of Industry and Informatization of the People's Republic of China included the country's produced Model Y electric vehicles in the updated list of alternative energy vehicle models that are covered government subsidy program. The corresponding program provides for exemption from tax on the acquisition of models included in the list approved by the authorities.


In China, since 2009, programs have been initiated to support electric vehicle manufacturers, including tax incentives and subsidies that reduce the cost of products for buyers. According to the norms established in 2020, vehicles with pre-sale price in within 300 thousand. yuan (about 45.6 thousand dollars).


Shanghai is home to the only Tesla electric vehicle assembly plant outside the United States. The agreement on construction of the plant was signed in July 2018. The company officially announced its plans to gradually increase its annual production to 500 thous. cars.


The first phase of the plant, located in the Lingang Special District of the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone, was completed in just one year by the end of 2019. The total investment in the project will be about 50 billion yuan (about 7.8 billion dollars).

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