Tesla takes orders for China-made Model 3
Tesla has begun taking orders for its locally-made Model 3 car in China on Friday.
US electric vehicle maker is scheduled to complete construction of the first phase of its wholly-owned "gigafactory" in Shanghai in June, with mass production scheduled to start by year-end.
The company's chief executive officer Elon Musk back in April said the Shanghai plant is expected to produce between 1,000 and 2,000 vehicles per week by the end of 2019.
Locally built Model 3 models will cost less than those imported from the United States, but current orders for the locally-made model will be met "in six to ten months" Tesla said.