China grants Tesla green light to start selling Shanghai-made Model Y SUV

Tesla had applied for the Shanghai-made Model Y SUV sales permission in China earlier this month.
By : Reuters
| Updated on: 30 Nov 2020, 14:53 PM
Model Y from Tesla.
Model Y from Tesla.
Model Y from Tesla.
Model Y from Tesla.

Tesla Inc has obtained permission to start selling its Shanghai-made Model Y sports utility vehicle in China.

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology published the approval on its website on Monday.

Tesla, now sells its Model 3 electric cars in China and has been building new car manufacturing capacity in Shanghai to make its Model Y SUVs. It applied for the Shanghai-made Model Y SUV sales permission earlier this month.

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It started delivering vehicles made in its Shanghai factory last December and sold more than 13,000 vehicles in China in October.

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The company has started exporting China-made Model 3 cars to Europe and said last week it plans to also start making electric vehicle chargers in China in 2021.

First Published Date: 30 Nov 2020, 10:42 AM IST
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