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Electric cars in China

Made-in-China Tesla threatens to leave local brands in the dust

Shanghai-produced Model 3 expected to hit Chinese roads in January

Tesla gave consumers their first close look at a made-in-China Model 3 at the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition on Nov. 22.

U.S. automaker Tesla has raised its game in China's highly competitive electric vehicle market, vowing to deliver its first batch of Shanghai-made cars in January, just a year after breaking ground on its first China plant.

The debut of Tesla's entry-level sedan is expected to pose an immediate challenge to local players such as Nio and Xpeng Motors, as many were forced to raise prices after Beijing slashed subsidies for electric vehicles.

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