Tesla CEO Elon Musk is moving to Shanghai later this week, and he’s now rumored to reveal the first China-made Tesla Model 3 at an event on Thursday.
On Thursday, Musk is set to kick off the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) in Shanghai with a hearth chat with Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma.
Musk confirmed that he additionally plans to launch a Chinese division of his Boring Company during the trip.
Each of these things doesn’t have much to do with Tesla, but Shanghai is also where Tesla is presently building Gigafactory 3, the automaker’s first Chinese factory.
Now local media reports are suggesting that Musk additionally plans to unveil the first China-made Tesla Model 3 at the WAIC.
Earlier this week, pictures leaked from inside Tesla’s Gigafactory 3 showing some Model 3 bodies and production lines.
Last week, Tesla Gigafactory 3 obtained an official government certificate in record time ahead of the start of production.
Musk has been guiding a begin of production in early Q4 2019, which might mean around October, and by the end of the year, Tesla aims for a fast production ramp-up in phases starting with 3,000 vehicles per week.