Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) reported higher sales for locally made electric vehicles in China last month, according to multiple reports on Sunday, citing the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA).
What happened: Austin, Texas-based Tesla sold 65,814 Chinese-made electric vehicles in March, up 85.5% year over year and up 16.5% from February, CnEVpost reported.
Tesla sold 35,478 vehicles in China in March last year and 56,515 vehicles in February this year.
The Elon Musk-led company shipped just 60 vehicles in March, the report said.
See also: Tesla Giga Shanghai said to remain closed amid COVID-19 lockdowns
Why it matters: Tesla’s Giga Shanghai began production in December 2019, a year after construction began at the site. The site, which contributed to 52% of Tesla’s global deliveries last year, has made the Model 3 electric sedan and the Model Y sport-utility vehicles at its Shanghai gigafactory.
Built with a $2 billion investment, the manufacturing site has quickly become a key element of Tesla’s manufacturing strategy.
Price action: Tesla stock closed 3% lower Friday at $1,025 a share.
Photo: Courtesy of Tesla
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