On Friday, Tesla CEO and the new owner of Twitter, Elon Musk, dismissed a Reuters report alleging that the company was considering exporting its electric vehicles made in china to the U.S.
The story, titled “Exclusive: Tesla has considered exporting EVs from Shanghai to U.S., Canada”, claimed that “Tesla has been evaluating whether Model 3 and Model Y electric vehicles made in Gigafactory Shanghai could be sold in North America as soon as next year,” according to two sources who are aware of the plans.
Musk shoot down the claim, with a simple word: ‘False.’
Fox News had this to say on the issue:
Were that to happen, it could potentially set up a channel for exports to Canada, anonymous sources close to the matter told Reuters.
Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory has the capacity to produce 1.1 million electric vehicles per year, making it the company’s most productive manufacturing hub.
The Shanghai plant, which makes Model 3 sedans and Model Y crossovers, currently sells those vehicles in China and exports them to markets in Europe, Australia and South East Asia.
Until now, Tesla’s cars sold in North America have been built at its plants in Fremont, California, and Austin, Texas.
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