Musk denies reports of exporting China-made Tesla EVs to North America

Asian Tech Press (Nov 14) -- Musk denied reports that Tesla Inc. is considering exporting electric cars made at its Shanghai plant to North America.

Tesla has been evaluating whether it could sell Model 3 and Model Y electric cars made at its Shanghai megafactory in North America as soon as next year, Reuters reported exclusively on Friday.

But Tesla CEO Elon Musk quickly responded on Twitter, saying "false" without elaborating.

Still, Reuters said in its report, citing sources familiar with the matter, that just in the past two weeks, Tesla's Shanghai plant has been carrying out a review of potential exports to North America.

Previously, the U.S. automaker produced cars for sale in North America at its Fremont plant and Austin gigafactory.

The Shanghai plant is Tesla's most important export base and manufacturing center, with an annual capacity of 1.1 million electric vehicles. Tesla has exported Model 3 and Model Y cars from the Chinese facility to Europe, Australia and Southeast Asia.

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