For the full year 2022, delivered 439,770 vehicles in China, up 37.11 percent from 320,743 vehicles in 2021.

Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) sold 55,796 China-made vehicles in December, including 13,870 vehicles for export, according to data released today by the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA).

That means Tesla delivered 41,926 vehicles in China in December, down 33 percent from 62,493 vehicles in November.

China's retail sales of new energy vehicles (NEVs) in December were 640,000 units, according to the CPCA. This means that Tesla's share of the NEV market in China was 6.55 percent in December, down from 10.45 percent in November.

In terms of exports from the Shanghai plant, the December number was 63.30 percent lower than the 37,798 units in November.

Tesla's 55,796 China-made vehicles sold in December were 44.37 percent lower than the 100,291 units sold in November and 21.24 percent lower than the 70,847 units sold in the same month last year.

This includes 35,750 China-made Model Ys, according to the CPCA. This means that 20,046 China-made Model 3s were sold in December. These figures include deliveries in China as well as exports.

Tesla has a factory in Shanghai that produces the Model 3 sedan as well as the Model Y crossover. The plant is also an export hub for the electric vehicle giant in addition to deliveries to local consumers.

A breakdown of Tesla Model 3 and Model Y sales in China is not yet available.

In the fourth quarter, Tesla sold 227,791 China-made vehicles, up 27.90 percent from 178,097 in the same period last year and up 20.96 percent from 188,317 in the third quarter.

In China, Tesla delivered 121,619 vehicles in the fourth quarter, up 4.79 percent from 116,059 in the same period last year and basically flat from 120,576 in the third quarter, according to data monitored by CnEVPost.

For the full year 2022, Tesla delivered 439,770 vehicles in China, up 37.11 percent from 320,743 vehicles in 2021.

Tesla's Shanghai plant exported 271,095 vehicles in 2022.

Tesla lowered the prices of the full range of Model 3 and Model Y in China on Friday, January 6, marking its second price cut in China in three months.

The entry-level, rear-wheel drive Model 3's latest starting price is RMB 229,900 ($33,430), down RMB 36,000 from the previous RMB 265,900. This is the lowest starting price ever for a Model 3 in China, even below the January 2021 starting price of RMB 249,900.

The entry-level, rear-wheel drive Model Y has an updated starting price of RMB 259,900, down RMB 29,000 from the previous price of RMB 288,900.

On the day of the price cut, Tesla delivered more than 10,000 vehicles in China, ifeng.com said in a report earlier today, citing a mid-level executive at the electric vehicle company.

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