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Tesla to set up China plant without local partners

U.S. electric-auto maker would be first foreign carmaker with fully owned factory

A Tesla car charges at a charging station in Beijing.   © Reuters

PALO ALTO -- U.S. electric-vehicle maker Tesla has agreed with the Shanghai government to set up a plant in the city, a deal that would make it the first foreign automaker to open a wholly owned factory in China, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal on Sunday.

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