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Tesla Set to Deliver First China-Built Car in Milestone for Musk

  • First Shanghai-made cars will be delivered to employees Monday
  • The locally built car qualified for tax exemption in China
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Tesla Inc. will start delivering China-built cars on Monday, a major milestone for Elon Musk’s company as it expands in the world’s largest electric-vehicle market.

The first 15 units of Model 3 sedans assembled at Tesla’s new multi-billion-dollar Shanghai plant -- its first outside the U.S. -- will be delivered to company employees on Dec. 30, capping several months of wins for Musk. The latest came Friday, when the locally built car was included on a list of vehicles qualifying for an exemption from a 10% purchase tax in China.