March 6, 2020 / 11:17 AM / 3 months ago

Tesla wins approval to sell longer-range China-made Model 3 vehicles

BEIJING, March 6 (Reuters) - Tesla Inc has secured Chinese government approval to sell longer-range China-made model 3 vehicles in China, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said on Friday.

The vehicles will have a driving range of more than 600 kilometres before they need to be recharged, the ministry said in a statement, while the current China-made Model 3 has a standard driving range of more than 400 kilometres.

Tesla started delivering cars in December from its $2 billion factory in Shanghai.

Reporting by Yilei Sun and Brenda Goh; Editing by Susan Fenton

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