Tesla gets green light to manufacture in China

Tesla gets green light to manufacture in China

Tesla was added to a government list of approved automotive manufacturers, China’s industry ministry said on Thursday, as it granted the electric-vehicle maker a certificate it needs to start production in the country.
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