Tesla unveiled its first run of vehicles built in China late last week, an important milestone for the company as it prepares to start sales of domestically made electric sedans in China. The Deep Metallic Blue-painted Model 3s include Tesla badging in Chinese characters, differentiating them from their U.S. built counterparts.
FutureCar Staff 2019-11-11 16:30 PT
Chinese automaker Zotye Automobile has big plans to sell its vehicles in the U.S. Zotye USA, the American distributor of Zotye has chosen retailers in 100 markets as it plans to launch sales of its first model in 2021.
FutureCar Staff 2019-10-22 15:00 PT
Tesla was added to a government list of approved automotive manufacturers, China’s industry ministry said on Thursday, as it granted the electric-vehicle maker a certificate to start production in the country.
FutureCar Staff 2019-10-17 14:45 PT
A little over a year ago, electric automaker Tesla announced that it would built a factory in China, its first outside of the U.S. Over the past six months, construction of the factory has continued at a rapid pace, with the first Model 3s expected to roll off the assembly by the end of the month.
Eric Walz2019-10-03 11:15 PT
U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc will raise prices in China on Friday, earlier than planned, and is considering increasing prices again in December should Chinese tariffs on U.S.-made cars take effect.
FutureCar Staff 2019-08-26 15:15 PT
The U.S. Commerce Department has agreed to Tesla Inc’s request to waive 10 percent tariffs on imported aluminum from Japan used in the manufacture of battery cells at Tesla’s Nevada Gigafactory, government documents show.
FutureCar Staff 2019-06-25 05:00 PT
Electric automaker Tesla sought since last summer a tariff exemption for the Chinese made “brain” or CPU that is used in the Model 3 and another for the center-mounted touchscreen display. Both requests have been officially denied.
Eric Walz2019-06-13 11:41 PT
Tesla had asked U.S. trade officials for an exemption for the Model 3 CPU from the tariffs on electronics components, but the automaker was denied. The CPU that runs Tesla’s Autopilot automated driving feature is made by Chinese supplier Quanta Shanghai.
FutureCar Staff 2019-05-03 15:00 PT
China’s State Council said on Sunday that the country would continue to suspend additional tariffs on U.S. vehicles and auto parts after April 1. The move was aimed at “continuing to create a good atmosphere for the ongoing trade negotiations between both sides”.
FutureCar Staff 2019-04-01 15:21 PT
German automaker BMW was named as the largest exporter by value of new vehicles in the U.S. for the fifth consecutive year. BMW said that exports totaled over $8.4 billion in 2018, yet the automaker remains a target for higher tariffs from the Trump administration.
Eric Walz2019-03-08 14:56 PT
Electric automaker Tesla is getting a big helping hand from the Chinese government to build its new Gigafactory 3 in China. State-owned Shanghai Construction Group (SCG) will build the first phase of Tesla’s assembly factory in Shanghai.
FutureCar Staff 2019-03-07 13:04 PT
State-funded Chinese news site The Paper reported on Friday that a cargo ship carrying more than 1,600 Tesla Model 3 vehicles had arrived in Shanghai. Tesla initially hoped to launch the Model 3 in China sometime in late March, so the automaker remains ahead of schedule.
FutureCar Staff 2019-02-22 17:59 PT
The U.S. Commerce Department sent its report on auto tariffs late Sunday evening to U.S. President Donald Trump, hours before the end of the 270-day deadline. The report’s recommendations can potentially lead to steeper tariffs on imported cars and auto parts.
FutureCar Staff 2019-02-18 16:43 PT
Customers in China looking to purchase a Tesla Model 3 can place their orders beginning today. Electric automaker Tesla said it will start taking orders in China for a lower-priced version of its mass-market electric car.
FutureCar Staff 2019-02-01 13:46 PT
U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to move ahead with tariffs on imported vehicles, according to a report by Reuters. The move could prompt the European Union to agree a new trade deal. The Trump administration has targeted luxury European imports from automakers such as Mercedes Benz, BMW and Audi.
FutureCar Staff 2019-01-17 17:10 PT
When the Trump administration slapped a 25 percent tariff on the Chinese-made components, one of the items was the processing unit used in the Tesla Model 3. Now Tesla is seeking a tariff exemption for it.
FutureCar Staff 2019-01-07 15:55 PT
Mercedes Benz and Tesla are cutting prices on vehicles in China after Beijing and the Trump administration agreed to a 90 day truce in the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China. The 40 percent tariff on vehicles imported from the U.S. hit electric automaker Tesla especially hard, as China is one of Tesla’s biggest markets.
Xiaoli Tian2018-12-17 17:20 PT
China will temporarily suspend additional 25 percent tariffs on U.S.-made vehicles and auto parts the finance ministry said on Friday, following a truce in a trade war between the world’s two largest economies. China agreed to suspend the tariff on 144 U.S. vehicle and auto parts.
FutureCar Staff 2018-12-14 12:41 PT
There has been some progress made in settling some of the trade tensions between the U.S. and China. The Trump administration announced that China has agreed to to reduce the import tariff on U.S. made vehicles and auto parts by 25 percent.
FutureCar Staff 2018-12-11 16:57 PT
A day after Germany’s top automakers were summoned to a meeting at the White House for talks with economic adviser Larry Kudlow to discuss tariffs on vehicles exported from the U.S., Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess said that VW could use some of the Ford Motor Company's spare factory capacity to make some vehicles in the U.S.
FutureCar Staff 2018-12-05 18:24 PT
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