Photo taken on Oct. 19, 2020 shows the Tesla China-made Model 3 vehicles which will be exported to Europe at Waigaoqiao port in Shanghai, east China, Oct. 19, 2020. U.S. carmaker Tesla announced on Monday that it would export the made-in-China Model 3 to Europe, marking another important milestone for its Shanghai Gigafactory. The first batch of exported sedans will leave Shanghai next Tuesday and arrive at the port of Zeebrugge in Belgium at the end of November before being sold in European countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Switzerland. (Xinhua/Wang Xiang)
Photo taken on Oct. 19, 2020 shows the Tesla China-made Model 3 vehicles which will be exported to Europe at Waigaoqiao port in Shanghai, east China, Oct. 19, 2020. U.S. carmaker Tesla announced on Monday that it would export the made-in-China Model 3 to Europe, marking another important milestone for its Shanghai Gigafactory. The first batch of exported sedans will leave Shanghai next Tuesday and arrive at the port of Zeebrugge in Belgium at the end of November before being sold in European countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Switzerland. (Xinhua/Wang Xiang)

dpa/afx/GNA – Tesla has reportedly started delivering China-produced Model Y crossovers, a significant achievement for the US luxury electric car maker in the world’s largest auto market.

According to Chinese state-run Xinhua News Agency, deliveries of the China-produced crossover began Monday. However, it is was not revealed how many Model Y vehicles were delivered.

China is a key market for Tesla, which aims to increase its vehicle sales volume from about 500,000 in 2020 to 20 million annually over the next decade.

Tesla had delivered 499,550 vehicles in 2020, up 36 per cent compared to a year earlier.

Tesla started production of the Model Y at Gigafactory Shanghai over the last few weeks.

The company had started building Tesla Model 3 sedan at its Gigafactory in Shanghai, China in late 2019.

The factory is the company’s first plant outside the US. Deliveries to Chinese customers of the Model 3 started a little more than a year ago.

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