Electric-car manufacturer Tesla said it has signed a preliminary agreement with the Shanghai government to establish factories in China to “ensure affordability.” The deal could cut prices of Tesla vehicles in China by a third.
About 15 percent of Tesla’s $7 billion in revenue was generated in China last year, which equates to about 11,000 vehicles sales, Bloomberg says. There were 5,500 cars sold in China in the first four months of 2017, according to EV Sales, a website that tracks the electric-vehicle market. A total of 507,000 new-energy vehicles, including electric cars, were sold last year in China, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers.
Millennials’ ferocious but fragile appetite for viral stores / Sixth Tone
China’s social-media-savvy food and drink establishments are enjoying hour-long queues, but experts warn that their business model is vulnerable.
Amazon’s grocery push playing catch up with Chinese ecommerce giants / Reuters
“As Amazon.com looks to swallow U.S. grocery chain Whole Foods, China’s tech giants are already digesting hefty bricks-and-mortar deals.” See also Caixin: Amazon takes second shot at China with new import service.
- Tesla reaches pact with Shanghai for China production / Bloomberg
- Japanese firms ‘more willing to invest in China’ / SCMP