Tesla confirmed the delivery of the China-made Tesla Model 3 will happen on Monday after media reports saying 15 Model 3 sedans will be delivered to employees.
At noon on Sunday, the information released by Tesla on Weibo showed that the Tesla Model 3 made in China will be delivered on December 30, 2019, and the place will be at the Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory.
Bloomberg reported Friday that the Model 3 cars produced in China will be delivered to employees starting on December 30. The first deliveries are 15 Model 3 sedans.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has predicted Tesla will make at least 1,000 cars a week in Shanghai by the end of the year — a volume the company's original factory in California spent months trying to hit — and has said a weekly rate of 3,000 is a target at some point.
Earlier on Friday, the China-built Model 3 was included on a list of vehicles qualifying for an exemption from a 10% purchase tax in the country.
Tesla said in October the locally built Model 3 will be priced from about $50,000. Further helping Tesla, the China-built model this month qualified for a government subsidy of as much as about 25,000 yuan ($3,600) per vehicle.
The Tesla Model 3 made in China has the Chinese word "Tesla" printed on the tail.
After the first supercharger station in China with V3 Superchargers was completed in Shanghai, Tesla said on Saturday that such superchargers will soon be established nationwide.