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Tesla Registrations in China Rebound After Virus Pandemic Eases

  • Monthly registrations of China-built Teslas rise to record
  • U.S. carmaker among beneficiaries as Chinese market recovers

Photographer: Noel Celis/AFP via Getty Images


Registrations of Tesla Inc. vehicles rebounded last month in China, suggesting demand is picking up for the U.S. carmaker’s electric sedans as the world’s largest auto market recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.

In May, 11,364 China-built Teslas were registered in the country, according to data from state-backed China Automotive Information Net. That’s the highest monthly tally so far for the carmaker, which is ramping up output after starting deliveries from its first Chinese plant around the beginning of the year.