Tesla's legal war against a Model 3 owner in China has proved victorious, as the owner has now been ordered to provide 50,000 yuan ($7,752) in compensation and publicly apologize to the EV maker.
Tesla sold 32,968 vehicles in July, up 199% year-on-year, while the volume of made-in-China cars delivered domestically in July was only 8,621, down 69% from the 28,138 units delivered in June, according to data released Tuesday by CPCA.
According to media sources recently invited to visit Tesla's Shanghai car factory, the combined annual output of Model Ys and Model 3s at the location has reached 450,000 vehicles.
The Chinese division of American electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Tesla Inc. announced on Friday that it has lowered the price of its popular Model 3 to settle at a new overall post-subsidies price tag of 235,900 yuan ($36,500), a reduction of 15,000 yuan.
Tesla’s vehicle orders in China dropped by almost half in May compared with the previous month, as the US automaker wrestles with backlash from regulators and customers alike in the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) market, according to tech media outlet The Information.
Facing a backlash to its tough approach to the public in the Shanghai automobile show, Tesla China issued a statement to the public vowing to work with third-party testing agencies over its braking system failure issues.
Tesla told Chinese consumers that cameras installed in its cars aren’t activated outside of North America, in response to privacy concerns about sensitive data being collected by in-cabin cameras and shared with the US automaker.
Tesla announced better-than-expected first quarter results on Friday, with deliveries from its China operations playing a significant part in the mind-blowing figures.
As Chinese NEV companies grow muscle, their output also becomes more capable of rivaling Tesla, perhaps not comprehensively, but definitely on certain fronts.
Tesla's Shanghai factory struggled to resume operations at full capacity on May 6 as planned after the five-day national holiday, and the standstill will likely last until May 9.
Elon Musk confirmed in an earnings call Wednesday that Tesla will cut the price of the Model 3 in China to meet the new eligibility for subsidies.
Tesla is on track to topple BYD as the world's largest NEV manufacturer. To make things worse, now that Tesla has a factory in China, its low-end products are priced almost at the same level as BYD's high-end products.
On March 10, the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology spoke with Tesla regarding its HW2.5 hardware downgrade scandal.
Recently, an owner of Tesla’s upgraded Model 3 reported on Weibo that the hardware code of their car controller was inconsistent with the number on the documents of the vehicle.
Tesla is applying to offer a new version of their China-made Model 3, according to a document from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
Following a temporary suspension of production due to the coronavirus outbreak, California-based EV-maker Tesla’s Shanghai gigafactory has resumed its normal business.
On February 3, Chinese battery manufacturer CATL announced that it has signed a two year supply agreement with Tesla effective between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2022.
For the first time since 2016, Tesla has surpassed the Chinese automaker BYD as the world's new energy vehicle sales champion, with 367,500 vehicles sold.
The public delivery of domestically made Model 3 cars will officially begin next week.
Tesla held a "Made in China Model 3 Employee Delivery Ceremony" in Shanghai on Monday, delivering the first domestically produced Model 3 cars to the first batch of employee owners.