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Tesla President talks about a factory in China and increasing production capacity to satisfy Model 3 demand

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Earlier this month, Tesla confirmed that it is currently working on increasing its production plans to minimize the wait for the Model 3 following the storm of reservations it received for the $35,000 all-electric sedan – approaching 400,000 cars as of the latest update. The vehicles are set to be manufactured at Tesla’s main factory in Fremont, California.

While Tesla plans to manufacture about 90,000 vehicles in 2016, the company always refers to the Fremont plant’s total capacity to be around 500,000 cars per year once optimized, which is what Toyota and GM were producing when they owned the factory, and it also plans to add more manufacturing capacity in other regions.

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Tesla President and hundreds of reservation holders attended Model X’s debut in China

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Jon McNeill, Tesla’s President of Global Sales and Services, was in China this week for the Model X’s Asian debut in Beijing. Tesla organized an event with hundreds of Model X reservation holders ahead of the Beijing Auto Show next week.

The production version Model X was officially launched in the US in September last year in Fremont, California. Last month, the SUV made its European debut at the Geneva Motor Show, and this week it was China’s turn.

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