The first batch of Tesla Model 3 soon to be delivered to customers in China with the recent arrival of the cargo ship “Glovis Symphony” to the Chinese port of Tianjin.
The ship sailed from San Francisco on January 23 and entered the port of Tianjin on 12 February, after an 18-day trip. It is reported that two cargo ships with the Tesla Model 3 on Board, namely “Morning Cindy” and “Emerald Ace” to arrive in Shanghai port and Tianjin port respectively next week. Both freighter going from San Francisco, where a Tesla was delivered from the factory in Fremont to the loading dock.
Customers who ordered the first batch of cars Tesla Model 3, available for China, received a confirmation letter from the American manufacturer of electric vehicles on 16 November 2018. However, delivery was postponed many times due to problems with the Tesla production capacity.
To increase production capacity and reduce delivery time, Tesla is accelerating the localization of production of electric vehicles in China by creating a factory in the industrial zone of Shanghai Lingan, which is expected to reach annual capacity of 250 000 electric vehicles by 2020.
Recently Tesla announced that Chinese customers are allowed to place an order for additional configuration options for high-performance all-wheel drive (AWD) and 3 Tesla all-wheel-drive version Tesla Model 3 Performance on the official web-site Tesla China and in the centers of Tesla in China, and after the official launch of the Model 3 Tesla in China opens orders for the rear-wheel drive version of the Model 3 Long-Range, which is not available in the United States.
Before arrival of the vessel “Glovis Symphony” in China cargo vessel “Glovis Captain” brought about 3000 cars Tesla Model 3 the port of Zeebrugge in Belgium at the beginning of February. Conclusion Tesla Model 3 on the markets of China and Europe is very important for the company to implement its long-term strategy of profitability.
Recall that Tesla turned on the autopilot Model 3 standard in China.