Tesla states it plans to open China design and research center

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U.S. electric automaker Tesla prepares to open a design and research center in China to make “Chinese-style” vehicles, the company stated in a recruitment notice on its official WeChat account. Wednesday’s notice sought to recruit designers and other workers to help meet the goal, and called for applications by February 1, but did not mention […]

Tesla To Deliver First China-Built Car in Milestone for Musk

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Tesla Inc is set to deliver China-built cars on Monday, a significant milestone for Elon Musk’s company as it broadens in the world’s largest electric-vehicle market. The first 15 units of Model 3 sedans created at Tesla’s new multi-billion-dollar Shanghai plant are set to be delivered to company workers on December 30, capping several months […]

U.S. turns down Tesla bid for tariff exemption for Autopilot ‘brain’

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U.S. trade officials turned down Tesla Inc’s bid for relief from President Donald Trump’s 25-percent tariffs on the Chinese-made Autopilot “brain” of its Model 3 among other electric automobiles, one of over 1,000 product denials associated with China’s industrial development plans. According to documents submitted by the U.S. Trade Representative’s office (USTR) and seen by […]