Tesla sold a record 70,847 China-made vehicles in Dec -CPCA By Reuters

Tesla sold a record 70,847 China-made vehicles in Dec -CPCA By Reuters
Tesla sold a record 70,847 China-made vehicles in Dec -CPCA © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: People walk past a showroom outside Tesla China headquarters at China Central Mall in Beijing, China July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee

By Sophie Yu and Brenda Goh

BEIJING (Reuters) -U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla (NASDAQ:) Inc sold 70,847 China-made vehicles in December, the highest monthly rate since it started manufacturing in Shanghai in 2019, data from the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) showed on Tuesday.

Tesla’s December sales, which included 245 for export, were almost three times the amount achieved in the same month last year and 34% higher than November’s sales.

It also brought Tesla’s total sales of China-made cars for last year to 473,078, according to Reuters’ calculations. This accounts for around half of 936,000 vehicles the U.S. automaker delivered globally last year.

Tesla’s Shanghai factory, which started delivering…

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