Elon Musk delivers first batch of made-in-China Teslas to customers
08 January 2020 | 9:22 am
Tesla CEO Elon Musk presented the first batch of made-in-China cars to ordinary buyers on Tuesday in a milestone for the company's new Shanghai "giga-factory", but which comes as sales decelerate in the world's largest electric-vehicle market.
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