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Electric cars in China

Tesla wins approval for mass production at Shanghai Gigafactory

US electric-car producer touts early 2020 deliveries of made-in-China Model 3

Tesla says the Shanghai Gigafactory was built in just 10 months and cost 65% less than comparable Model 3 plants in the U.S.   © Reuters

PALO ALTO, U.S. -- Tesla received approval to begin mass production at its Shanghai Gigafactory, Chinese authorities announced Wednesday, as the American electric-car producer starts taking orders for "made in China" vehicles with delivery expected in early 2020.

Tesla's Shanghai factory will produce cars for the Chinese market from the country's first fully foreign-owned automobile plant, even as Washington and Beijing remain embroiled in a long-running trade dispute.

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