It appears that’s a good thing for Tesla, as the automaker has seen a massive spike in demand following the country’s Labor Day holiday.
First reported by Xinhua News Agency and shared to Twitter by Tesla-fan @Ray4Tesla, Tesla apparently received over 1,000 Model 3 orders per day.
GREAT NEWS: MIC #Model3 sales during May 1 Labor Day break is off the chart according to 🇨🇳 media. Daily average sales nationwide exceeds 1k. Some ppl are from cities where no #Tesla stores are available & who’ve never test driven Model 3 be4 but go on to order online regardless. pic.twitter.com/zj718B8ddM
— Ray4️⃣Tesla⚡️🚘☀️🔋 (@ray4tesla) May 6, 2020
According to the report, the majority of the orders came from “first-tier” cities in China like Beijing, Shenzhen, and Shanghai, the location of Tesla’s factory.
The increase in demand could be a result of the recent price-cut for the Standard Range Plus (SR+) in China, once again making it eligible for the EV subsidy.
Tesla also recently launched an interesting new 3-year 0% loan for the purchase of the Full Self-Driving (FSD) package.
Unfortunately North America isn’t getting such a feature, but later this year FSD will come as a subscription service for those that don’t want to pay the full up-front cost.