Tesla begun taking orders for versions of its Model 3 sedan that will be built at Gigafactory in Shanghai, China. Despite the competitive prices, the higher spec Model 3 will continue to be shipped from the U.S, according to Reuters.
The publication reported that it isn’t clear if the made in China Tesla will qualify for EV subsidies from the government.
Tesla to Release Model 3 in China
The Standard Range Plus model is the only version that is slated to be built there, but that will likely soon change, as Tesla’s goal is to build 500,000 cars a year at the Shanghai Gigafactory, a big step up from the 16,360 Teslas that were sold in China in 2018.
On other hand, Tesla announced a coming over the air update to Model 3 that will equip the sedan with a lane-keeping-assist feature. The software updates began rolling out to customers of eligible vehicles on May 2.
Meanwhile, owners of Model S and Model X vehicles built after October 2016 will receive the updates later.
The feature is activated when the driver has not engaged the car’s autopilot semi-autonomous driving mode and works to keep the car traveling within its intended lane, according to Car News.
In addition the system will intervene if it senses the the car is in danger of leaving the road or departing the lane which could cause a collision with another vehicle.