Tesla Sold 52,859 Cars in China in November 2021

According to data from the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) on Wednesday, Tesla sold 52,589 vehicles made at its Gigafactory in Shanghai, China. Of these cars, 21,127 were for export to Europe and surrounding areas in the region.

Tesla’s factory in China produces its Model 3 and Model Y vehicles. Back in October 2021, Tesla’s China-made vehicles totalled 54,391, with 40,666 of the latter made for export. Tesla’s factory is capable of producing over 450,000 cars annually, according to the electric automaker.

Chinese electric vehicle maker NIO sold a record 10,878 cars in November, while Xpeng delivered 15,613 cars. Germany’s Volkswagen sold over 14,000 EVs in China in November from its ID series vehicles, reports Reuters.

As for total passenger car sales in November in China, CPCA said the number was at 1.85 million, down 12.5% year over year.

Tesla has been introducing new exclusive features for Model Y cars made in China, as the latter now gains acoustic rear glass, joining the front, plus also has AMD Ryzen chips and a 12V lithium-ion battery, with both of the latter features taken from the Model S and Model X refresh.

Earlier this month, Tesla China retracted a statement that its Shanghai factory was on pace to hit a 500,000 annual production rate.