The new production line is its first overseas, and gives the US electric-car pioneer a solid footing the world's largest car market.
China's economy is growing more slowly than it has over the past almost 30 years. But if we focus only on this fact, we are underestimating the real challenge, says DW's Frank Sieren.
Viral footage shows what appears to be a parked Model S bursting into flames. The incident is the latest in a series of hurdles Tesla has had to overcome in the Chinese market.
CEO Elon Musk said that the electric car maker plans to cut roughly 3,000 jobs, prompting another sharp dip in share prices. Tesla is struggling in the US as the government rolls back a tax credit for buyers.
The automotive industry is coming under increasing pressure worldwide due to a growing focus on electric mobility, autonomous driving and digital services. Competition from China is also on the rise.
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