In March, China’s number of registered electric vehicles Tesla have soared by 450 percent and exceeded the record level of 12.7 thousand pieces. For comparison, in February, when the country still continued to fight the epidemic of the coronavirus, there were only 2.3 million vehicles.
Last week Tesla started selling in China a new modification of Model 3 – Long Range Performance RWD and AWD that cost 339 050 ($47 900) and 419 800 yuan ($59 300), respectively. Both versions are collected at the plant brand in Shanghai, there is a well-established production Model Y.
From 16 April in China earned the first branded online store Tesla on the online platform Tmall, owned by Alibaba. There you can buy original spare parts for electric vehicles, and to sign up to test drive any of the three presented in the country models – Model S, Model X and Model 3.
According to Reuters, in March the Chinese automobile market has dropped by 43.4 percent, but the China Association of passenger vehicles resulting in another figure: year-on-year sales fell 48.3%, to 1 021 584 vehicles sold (including cars, MPVs, SUVs and minivans). In comparison with February of 2020, in the first month of spring, sales grew to 353.2 percent.