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Tesla says plans to open China design and research centre

SHANGHAI: US electrical automobile maker Tesla plans to open a design and analysis centre in China to make “Chinese language-style” autos, the corporate mentioned in a recruitment discover on its official WeChat account.

Jan 15’s discover sought to recruit designers and different workers to assist fulfil the aim, and known as for purposes by Feb 1, however didn’t determine the centre’s location.

“With the intention to obtain a shift of ‘Made in China’ to ‘Designed in China’, Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk has proposed a really cool factor – arrange a design and analysis centre in China,” it learn.

It was not instantly clear when the centre may start operations, nonetheless.

Tesla’s first manufacturing facility outdoors the US is within the japanese metropolis of Shanghai, and it began delivering China-made Mannequin three autos this month.

Final week, Musk launched a Mannequin Y electrical sports activities utility automobile programme on the US$2bil (RM8.13bil) manufacturing facility, with an on-stage dance that raised a web-based storm.

That was additionally the week that Tesla’s inventory market worth hit practically US$89bil (RM361.6bil), eclipsing the sum of Basic Motors’ and Ford’s values for the primary time.

The inventory transfer was fuelled by a shock third-quarter revenue, progress on the new China manufacturing facility and better-than-expected fourth quarter deliveries. – Reuters

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