Elon Musk breaks ground on new Tesla factory in Shanghai

Tech 7-1-2019 Mashable 54

Rev your (electric) engines.

Elon Musk joined Chinese officials to break ground on a brand spankin' new Tesla factory in Shanghai Monday. The 'Gigafactory 3' in Shanghai will produce Model 3 and upcoming Model Y Teslas sold in China.

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Also beginning Monday, Chinese customers will be able to configure and order their Model 3s on Tesla's Chinese website. 

The factory, the new ordering capability, and Musk's emphasis on expanding the electric car market in China shows that Tesla is at least attempting to move into China in a big way. Read more...

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