According to initial reports from China, Tesla has sold some 15,484 Made-in-China (MIC) Model 3/Model Y cars in January 2021.

The number comes from "CLS and several other Chinese agencies," as well as from the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA).

Update Feb 9, 2021: The new MIC Model 3 number from CPCA is 13,843, (we guess that the remaining 1,641 is for the MIC Model Y).

* CPCA reports wholesale shipments, not registrations/deliveries.

Anyway, 13,843 is a strong number, above the average for 2020, and above all months besides the two last - November and December.


There is a theory that MIC Model 3 production continues at a high speed, but the sales results are noticeably lower than in December (above 23,000) due to exports.

Troy Teslike reports that around 8,000 of the cars were exported to right-hand-drive markets (mostly UK):


With export or not, the Model 3 is one of the top electric car models in China.


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