December 12 (UPI) — The Chinese team of electric car maker Tesla is trying to break the Western stereotype of using the domestic Model 3 to counter the “poor quality in Chinese manufacturing” nonsense,media reported. Kevin Han, an associate professor at the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication at Iowa State University, points out that before the term “Made in China” was considered a low-cost, low-quality commodity in the United States, people’s perceptions of Chinese-made products were actually quite positive.
“People really like Chinese products, they think things like tea, furniture or cutlery are unique, ” he says. These are high-quality products with cultural value. But when China became the world’s factory, producing so many products for countless brands, people changed their minds. “
Gang (Kevin) Han added that the media’s prominent coverage of Chinese manufactured products also added to the impression that “Chinese manufacturing quality is poor” and that “we see a lot of boxed information in these reports and we receive it subconsciously”.
These traditional claims were immediately turned over by critics after Tesla announced plans to build a plant in China. In the construction of the Shanghai plant, many Tesla critics derided the so-called quality issues, which they say could eventually become a problem for the home-made Model 3.
Tesla’s China team has chosen to take these doubts seriously. They wanted to break the traditional impression, and they did. The evaluation of the home-made Model 3 has been very positive, and the manufacturing process for these vehicles is as precise as surgery.
The panel gaps of these vehicles are carefully arranged and the decorations on them are well matched. In the US, Bob Lutz, a former GM executive, finally praised the quality of Tesla’s Chinese-made Model 3. It’s worth noting that Tesla’s China team has achieved this in just over a year. The Model 3 is one of the first mass-produced Tesla cars in China, and over time they will only get better.
Tesla has taken a number of close-up shots of the home-made Model 3, many of which show the car’s smooth paint and flawless panel lines, a process that is hard to achieve even for Tesla’s U.S. companies. To some extent, the picture of the home-made Model 3 appears to be a direct response to “poor quality in China”, proving that any car made in the Shanghai factory meets quality standards.
Perhaps the most telling thing is the first experience of local auto journalists, who were the first to try out the home-made Model 3. To their surprise, the home-made Model 3 is actually of better manufacturing quality than cars imported from the United States. In view of this, these journalists believe that the domestic Model 3 is likely to be a great success in the Chinese market, because they provide good quality and functionality, and the price is fair.
The domestic Model 3 is about to make waves in China’s electric car market, and Tesla’s Shanghai plant is now mass-producing the all-electric sedan. The latest video from the drone shows hundreds of home-made Model 3s parked in the factory’s parking lot, and a transport truck carrying the Model 3 is also pictured leaving the plant. All this bodes well for the delivery of the home-made Model 3.