Tesla Model 3 lands early in China, to beat trade war

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Ahead of schedule, Model 3 cars arrive in China, as Tesla seeks to beat threat of trade-war between US and China.

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Tesla Model 3s have begun arriving in China, as the pioneering EV maker seeks to deliver as many of its best-selling all-electric sedan to economic giant as it can before the expiration of a trade-war truce between the USA and China.

Four cargo ships heading for Chinese ports have been reported across the media – the Glovis Symphony, the Emerald Ace, the Morning Cindy and the Golden Ray.

The Glovis Symphony was the first to dock, arriving earlier this week in northeastern China’s Tianjin before heading onto Shanghai.

In Tesla’s Q4 earnings call, CEO and founder Elon Musk noted the importance of getting the Model 3 there before the truce ends.

“We don’t know what’s going to happen with the trade negotiations so it’s very important to get those cars especially to China as soon as possible….we need to get them there while there’s some sort of a truce on the floor,” Musk said.

And arriving they are, with Morning Cindy and Emerald Ace due to arrive on 19 and 24 February respectively as reported by Bloomberg, to be followed by the Golden Ray on February 28.

Read the full story on RenewEconomy’s electric vehicle-dedicated site, The Driven…

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