Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said,”Likely some deliveries in March, but April is more certain”, following a Twitter user requested whenever the deliveries in China would start.
Tesla declined to comment.
The business has been banking on its Model 3 sedan, the performance of which is seen crucial to the carmaker’s future. Shares of Tesla climbed 1.6 percent at $353.93 (roughly Rs. 25,500) in morning trading.
China is the largest market for electrical vehicles and most forecasters forecast that its sales in the country will accelerate quickly as authorities forces toward a goal of 100 percent electrical vehicles by 2030.
Tesla had signed a deal with Shanghai government in July to build its first factory outside the USA, which would cost approximately $2 billion (around Rs. 14,400 crores) to construct and could double the size of its global manufacturing.
The Shanghai Gigafactory, based in eastern China, intends to manufacture Model 3 and Model Y cars, with annual capacity of 250,000 vehicles, according to a filing.
Tesla is also developing strategies to start producing about 3,000 Model 3s each week at Shanghai at the first stage of its Gigafactory 3 to reduce the effect of tariffs.