UPDATE:It's official Model 3 will come from China for Europe
It was by reserving a Model 3 SR with an "stock" hitch that a future owner made a hell of a discovery on his deposit invoice..
Indeed after receiving it he noticed that it contained the words "Model 3 - China". It is therefore an officialization on the part of Tesla by distinguishing the provenance of the Tesla directly on the invoice.
Always in the same direction, the VIN of the type: LRW-XXXXXLCXXX seems to confirm this hypothesis.
The year 20200
C country of manufacture CHINANA)
This Model 3 SR with hitch is a version with the original chrome and interior. The hypothesis that Tesla Model 3 SR Made In China are already in transit seems to be confirmed.r.
In addition to being an important change in the logistics of the Californian brand, it is also an important change linked to the manufacturing characteristics of the vehicle. Indeed even if the main guidelines and materials are the same, there are some fine adjustments.
The Shanghai plant usesdifferent batteries of the Fremont plant, dcobalt-free batteries, allowing better autonomy and especially a possible daily use to 100 possible, this formalized by the Tesla China Customer Support account:
Translation by Teslarati:
The rumors of the latter then seem to be confirmed, indeed theModel 3 SR now seems to come from Chinae. The strategy therefore seems to import only the LR and Performance from the United States, because the Model 3 SR has a lower manufacturing cost in China, with the new batteries.
Importing SRs from China will pave the way for soon to import the Model Y. Indeed, a current rumor, the Chinese factory appears to be about to start manufacturing. Tesla is therefore surely preparing a little surprise by starting the sale of Model Y from December 2020 - January 2021.
UPDATE: It is therefore possible to differentiate the Chinese model now on the Tesla website. Indeed, in new vehicles in stock, there are Tesla Model 3 SRs with 440Km of autonomy. This range corresponds to the cobalt-free batteries that Tesla uses in China.
In comparison the version delivered from the factory in the United States:
Finally the drone and Tesla enthusiastWu Wa offers us a video of the Giga Shanghai, in this very interesting video we see the new SuperCharge station at the factory, but we also find some Model 3 prepared differently.
Indeed, as we can see in the photo and video below, there are some Model 3 which are protected by protective film on some body parts. It would therefore appear that these specially prepared vehicles are intended to travel and therefore to be exported.