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Tesla’s China-Made Monthly Sales Slip 18% Year-on-Year

The US carmaker sold 82,432 of its Shanghai gigafactory-produced vehicles last month as rival BYD set a new sales record

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Tesla vehicles coming off the production line at its manufacturing plant in Shanghai. Photo: Reuters


Sales of US automaker Tesla’s China-made electric vehicles dropped 17.8% in November from the same month a year earlier, to 82,432 cars, China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) data revealed on Monday.

Deliveries of China-made Model 3 and Model Y cars, though, rose 14.3% from October.

Chinese rival BYD, with its Dynasty and Ocean series of EVs and petrol-electric hybrid models, saw passenger vehicle deliveries set another record at 301,378 vehicles, up 0.09% from October and up 31% from a year earlier.


  • Reuters with additional editing by Sean O’Meara


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Sean O'Meara

Sean O'Meara is an Editor at Asia Financial. He has been a newspaper man for more than 30 years, working at local, regional and national titles in the UK as a writer, sub-editor, page designer and print editor. A football, cricket and rugby fan, he has a particular interest in sports finance.


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