Demand for Tesla in China sees big spike after holiday celebration

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With all of Tesla’s factories in the US currently shut down, the completion of Giga Shanghai in China late last year means it’s the only plant currently making cars for Tesla.

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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.

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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.

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