CEO of Tesla Elon Musk On Friday, it denied a Reuters report that the electric car maker was considering exporting its Chinese-made vehicles to the United States.
In distinctively succinct fashion, Musk answered “wrong” in response to a Reuters story: “Tesla is considering exporting electric cars made in China to the United States.”
The company did not immediately respond to a request by FOX Business for comment on the story.
According to the report, Tesla has been studying whether parts made by its suppliers in China are compliant with local regulations in North America. If so, the company is said to decide whether to ship Chinese-made Form Y and Form 3 Cars for sale there as soon as next year
Anonymous sources close to the matter told Reuters that if that happens, it will likely set up an export channel to Canada.
Shanghai Gigafactory Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory has the capacity to produce 1.1 million electric vehicles annually, making it the company’s most productive manufacturing center.
The Shanghai plant, which makes Model 3 and Y sedans, currently sells and exports those vehicles in China. Markets in EuropeAustralia and Southeast Asia.
To date, Tesla cars sold in North America have been manufactured at its plants in Fremont, California, and Austin, Texas.
The California plant, Tesla’s first, produces Model S and Model 3 sedans, Models X and Model Y crossovers. The Texas plant, which opened earlier this year, is making the Model Y and will produce Tesla’s next Cybertruck.
Reuters contributed to this report.
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