This means that the American EV maker has changed its original plans of not exporting locally manufactured models. When Tesla started building the Shanghai gigafactory, the company's CEO Elon Musk insisted that Tesla built the factory to meet China's local demand, not to export cars to other markets.
With the changes made to the Model 3 this week, Tesla delayed the Model 3 Standard Range Plus delivery schedule in the European market.
This seems to explain the longer delivery delays for Tesla, as buyers of the new Model 3 Standard Range Plus in Europe have been told that their scheduled cars are produced in China.
According to Tencent
news, a new buyer of a Tesla Model 3 in France showed his bill, indicating that the Model 3 is made in China.