China grants Tesla green light to start selling Shanghai-made Model Y SUV


© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The company logo is pictured on a Model X car in Berlin


By Yilei Sun and Brenda Goh

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Inc has obtained permission to start selling its Shanghai-made Model Y utility vehicle in .

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology published the approval on its website on Monday.

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Tesla, now sells its Model 3 electric in China and has been building new car manufacturing in Shanghai to make its Model Y SUVs. It applied for the Shanghai-made Model Y sales permission earlier this month.

It started delivering made in its Shanghai factory last December and sold more than 13,000 vehicles in China in October.

The company has started exporting China-made Model 3 cars to and said last week it plans to also start making electric vehicle chargers in China in 2021.



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