Shanghai: Tesla has been approved to start selling its Shanghai-made Y-type sports utility vehicle in China.
The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issued a letter of approval on its website on Monday.
Tesla, now sells its Model 3 electric cars in China and has been building new car manufacturing capacity in Shanghai to make its Model Y SUVs. It applied for the Shanghai-made Model Y SUV sales permission earlier this month.
It started delivering vehicles made in its Shanghai factory last December and sold more than 13,000 vehicles in China in October.
The company has started exporting Chinese-made Model 3 cars to Europe and said last week that it plans to also start producing electric car chargers in China in 2021.