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A second batch of thousands of Model 3 Highlands spotted at Shanghai port for export

Thousands of facelifted Model 3 codenamed Highland were spotted in Shanghai Nangnan terminal preparing for export to Europe. The first batch of hundreds of Model 3 was spotted in early September at the Giga Shanghai’s parking lot.

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The electric sedan is also called the 2024 Model 3 or Model 3+. The aerial pictures captured by drone revealing the new Model 3 were published by local media IT Home.

A few more hundred, and the batch is ready to ship. Credit: IT Home

2024 Model 3 is produced only at the Giga Shanghai plant, which is also responsible for its export to global markets. Considering the new Model 3 is already selling in Germany; the Shanghai plant will have a pretty busy quarter. Tesla Fremont plant is still manufacturing an old version of Model 3, and production of a facelifted version is expected to start in early 2024.

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Sales started last week in China, and deliveries are set to begin later this month. The current waiting time on the Tesla website is 6-8 weeks, which means if you order Model 3+ now, you will receive it in early December.

The dimensions of the Model 3+ sedan are 4720/1848/1442 mm, and the wheelbase is 2875 mm. It can feature 18″ or 19″ wheels, and the drag coefficient is 0.22 Cd, which is fair enough aerodynamics.

Tesla Model 3+ comes in two versions:

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  • RWD (rear-wheel drive)
    • 60 kWh battery, 606 CLTC range
    • 194 kW single motor
    • 0-100 km/h acceleration 6.1 seconds
    • 259,900 yuan (35,500 USD)
  • AWD (all-wheel drive)
    • 78 kWh battery, 713 CLTC range
    • 331 kW dual motor (rear 194 kW, front 137 kW)
    • 0-100 km/h acceleration 4.4 seconds
    • 295,900 yuan (40,500 USD)

Interestingly, Tesla didn’t start deliveries of the 2024 Model 3 in China, which would have been faster, but preferred export to European markets where its margins are way thicker than in the price-war-torn Chinese EV market, especially in the overcrowded 200k – 300k yuan sedan segment.

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