Tesla is seeking approval from Chinese regulators for permission to build a new Model 3 model in China,media reported. ‘The new model will have a longer range, ‘ said one person familiar with the situation.
‘Like the Model 3, which is now built in China with a standard range of more than 400km, the new model will be a rear-wheel-drive model, ‘ said the source, who declined to be identified.
Tesla began delivering electric cars from its $2 billion Shanghai superplant to customers in December. In addition, the company is selling all-wheel-drive imported Model 3s models in China.
The electric car maker resumed car production in Shanghai on Monday after the government ended an extended Spring Festival holiday due to an outbreak of the new corona virus.