Tesla Inc. will start exporting Model 3 cars made at its gigafactory on the outskirts of Shanghai to Europe from later this month, the automaker said in a statement sent via WeChat. The company’s Shanghai factory — its first outside the U.S. — opened for local deliveries at the start of this year. We hope to serve global customers as a global factory,” Tesla’s manufacturing director of the Shanghai gigafactory, Song Gang, said in an interview with local reporters. […] The Shanghai factory has helped Tesla expand in China, and the company has said it has capacity to produce 200,000 vehicles a year from there. […] People familiar with the matter said last month that Tesla plans to ship cars made at its Shanghai factory to other countries in Asia and Europe, shifting its strategy for the plant to largely focus on supplying the Chinese market.
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