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Tesla Now Expands in China With a New Method of Transportation

Tesla transport cars in China using train

Tesla is expanding its operations in China with a new method of transportation for its vehicles. As the company continues to increase its network of Delivery Centers throughout China, it is looking at new and more efficient ways to transport cars from its Giga Shanghai factory.

In addition to using car carriers, Tesla has started using trains to transport its vehicles in China. The first train carrying 120 Tesla Model 3 and Model Y vehicles departed from Shanghai last week and arrived on March 13 in Shengyang, a city located in the northeast region of China about 1,800 km away from Giga Shanghai. This move is expected to open up more deliveries in the Shenyang region, where there are currently five Tesla Delivery Centers.

This is the first time Tesla has transported cars by rail in China, but it is already using this method in other parts of the world. In Europe, for instance, it is not uncommon to see trains carrying hundreds of Tesla vehicles through different countries.

While Tesla China has not commented on the expansion of their shipping logistics to include rail, it is only natural to expect the company to expand the use of this mode of transportation to more parts of China in the future. By doing so, Tesla can streamline its logistics operations, optimize its delivery times, and reduce its transportation costs.

Tesla's move to start using trains in China is part of its broader strategy to expand its market share in the country. In 2020, Tesla's sales in China increased significantly, accounting for around one-third of its global sales. By expanding its logistics capabilities and making deliveries more efficient, Tesla can continue to meet the growing demand for its electric vehicles in China.

Overall, Tesla's expansion into rail transportation for its cars in China is an exciting development for the company, as it seeks to increase its market share in one of the world's largest and most promising EV markets. As Tesla continues to grow its network of Delivery Centers and increase its production capacity in China, it will be interesting to see how the company utilizes different modes of transportation to meet the needs of its customers.

Armen Hareyan is the founder and the Editor in Chief of Torque News. He founded in 2010, which since then has been publishing expert news and analysis about the automotive industry. He can be reached at Torque News Twitter, Facebok, Linkedin and Youtube.