Tesla could build second plant in ChinaAutomotive News
The premium electric car maker is close to closing a deal to open a plant in Lingang (Shanghai) that would join the Fremont base and Gigafactory, its battery factory that has already started operating, according to the company.
Tesla needs to create a joint venture with a local partner in the first alternative models market. The Chinese government intends to multiply by 10 annual sales of plug-in and electric hybrids over the next decade. Locally manufactured, Tesla would avoid paying a 25% tax on its models, lowering its cost.
Tesla’s connections with China have been strengthened in recent times. In March, Tencent Holdings, the state’s largest internet company, bought 5 percent of the company’s $ 1.8 billion (1.6 billion euros) stake.
EL MUNDO – Madrid 22 jun. 2017