Tesla Inc. will start exporting Model 3 sedans, manufactured at its Shanghai-based factory to Europe from later this month, according to the automaker’s statement made via its official WeChat account.
Chinese-built vehicles will be exported to more than 10 countries, including France, Germany, and Switzerland.
“The export of China-built Tesla models is a key step in the global layout. We hope to serve global customers as a global factory,” Tesla’s manufacturing director of the Shanghai gigafactory, Song Gang, said.
The Shanghai factory has allowed Tesla expand in China; the factory has capacity to produce 200,000 vehicles a year.
Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk announced at an event in Germany last November that Tesla also plans to set up a factory and an engineering-and-design center near Berlin.