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Tesla to break ground on Shanghai plant as trade war lingers

Tesla to break ground on Shanghai plant as trade war lingers

This event will certainly help the company pace up the factory development, despite ongoing trade tensions between world's two largest economies.

The China plant is the result of years of negotiations with local authorities, and marks somewhat of a personal triumph for Musk who faced a disastrous 2018. A separate lawsuit brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission, which said the statement was misleading, was settled for a total of $40m last September.

Tesla plans to produce its Model 3 and Model Y cars in the initial phase of production at the Shanghai plant, with an annual capacity of 250,000 vehicles.

A local Chinese plant may be crucial for Tesla, which is struggling to stave off a potential dip in demand in the US, its biggest market, after reductions in federal tax credits for EVs.

Concerns about the shrinking US tax credit and Tesla's decision to cut prices by $2,000 to partially offset the lower incentive sent the carmaker's shares plunging 9.7% during the first two trading days of the year.

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China typically requires foreign automakers to set up joint ventures with domestic firms when establishing manufacturing plants, which entails the sharing of profits and technology with local partners. He's pointed to sales of the sedan in Europe and China as a main reason he isn't concerned about any potential setback caused by the US federal tax credit toward Tesla purchases halving to $3,750 as of January 1.

But the drop in the sales isn't just a direct effect of the trade war, which is why Monday's groundbreaking comes at an uncertain time. Stock losses in China previous year wiped out more than $2 trillion of wealth, denting consumer appetite for luxury goods.

The American electric auto manufacturer Tesla is asking the government of President Donald Trump in the trade dispute with China to exceptions. In October, it said it paid about $140 million to secure more than 200 acres of land for the planned Gigafactory 3. Many Tesla analysts are not expecting the first Tesla cars from the new China gigafactory until the second half of 2019.

The Shanghai factory will be Tesla's first production line outside the United States. The company then accelerated the Gigafactory 3 plans in response to the trade war between the USA and China.


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