Tesla Model 3 Debuts At Auto China 2018

APR 25 2018 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 1

A white Tesla Model 3 was captured in photo form by us outside of the Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing.

***UPDATE – Along with the white Tesla Model 3 spotted in Beijing, a red Model 3 took to the stage at Auto China 2018. Additionally, we’ve added some shots of a Tesla Supercharger in China and a Caresoft teardown Model 3.

This is among the first Model 3s ever seen in China. In fact, it wasn’t until late March that a single Tesla Model 3 sighting was reported in China.

Related – First Tesla Model 3 Spotted In Europe

InsideEVs Tom Moloughney is in Beijing to attend Auto China 2018 and he just so happened upon this white Model 3. Moloughney posted:

Model 3 spotting in Beijing! — at Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing.

China is the world’s largest electric car market, yet there’s no clear timeline provided by Tesla for when the Model 3 will officially go on sale there. This white Model 3 was likely imported from the U.S. and, if so, it surely wasn’t cheap.

Recently, China announced that it will phase out the joint-venture requirements for foreign automakers, which could open the way for more fair business practices for automakers such as Tesla. This move will open the door for Tesla to construct a factory there too.

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The first of many. I think Tesla will divert enough Model 3’s to China to prevent going over the 200k mark, in the U.S. prior to July. The 3’s bound for China are easy to spot for workers due to the variant of the plug.