22 Feb Watch Tesla Model 3s unloading from a vessel at the Shanghai port, more updates from China
Feb 22, 2019 | by Iqtidar Ali
The Tesla Model 3 scene in China is as hot as it is in Europe right now — we can see hundreds of Tesla Model 3 being unloaded from a vehicle transport vessel at the Port of Shanghai (video below).
Tesla is offering 3 variants of the Model 3 in China i.e. Dual Motor Long Range, RWD Long Range, and the Dual Motor Performance, which are relatively expensive than the mid-range Model 3 available in North America but still more than 10,000 cars are reported to be reserved according to native sources.
After the completion of Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai this year, the locally manufactured cheaper Standard Range Tesla Model 3 will be available for Chinese customers which is expected to skyrocket the demand for Tesla vehicles in China in 2020, not to forget that Tesla Model Y standard variant will also be built in China according to Elon Musk.
Today, the first Tesla Model 3 compact electric sedans were handed over to the Chinese customers in Shanghai as well (photos below). Robin Ren a Tesla enthusiast who reportedly has millions of followers on the Chinese social media along with other influencers got their Model 3s delivered today.
The Goldenport race circuit in Bejing seems to be the favorite racing location for Chinese Tesla Model 3s as Tesla has brought several Model 3s to the race track and they will be performing there tomorrow.
Previously a Tesla Model 3 gave a tough time to other EVs and Internal Combustion Engine vehicles in a race event at the Goldenport circuit organized by Chinese mobile app 懂车帝 (Know The Car) and we posted an exciting adrenaline-filled video of the event.
According to sources (JayinShanghai/Vincent Yu) the total number of Tesla Model 3 in the above-seen vehicle transport vessel is ~1600 units, Tesla Model S and Model X were also part of this shipment to China.
As Tesla’s Fremont factory is currently producing around 5,500 Tesla Model 3s a week, this number seems to be around 2 days of production but Europe is getting massive shipments of Model 3s with each passing day.
We think there is a lot left to be seen in the Chinese Tesla Model 3 episode, we will be posting any updates from the Goldenport circuit and more real soon, stay tuned.
- First leaked photos of the Chinese Tesla Model 3 Performance with the ‘Power Sports Wheels’
- China: Tesla Model 3 Performance takes on several ICE and electric cars in drag and time trial races
- Gigafactory 3 development progress is on a fast track (drone footage)
- Tesla offers a cheaper long-range RWD Model 3 in China, test drives available at Tesla Stores
- Elon Musk’s interview about Chinese Gigafactory, Tesla Model 3 and Tesla Model Y
- Tesla China finds a creative solution for Supercharger ICE-ing issue
- More Drag Races of Tesla against other manufacturers