The memorandum of understanding is a major development in a more-than-yearlong effort by Tesla to open China's first production facility to be wholly owned by a foreign carmaker. "They will have to get capital".
After the latest tariffs that the USA slapped on China and the Chinese retaliatory tariffs last week, Tesla raised over the weekend the prices of its Model S and Model X on the Chinese market by between US$22,700 and US$38,000 (150,000 yuan to 250,000 yuan), depending on the version, Electrek reported earlier this week.
The Shanghai city government announced the news on its WeChat channel, and said that the factory aims to produce as many as 500,000 vehicles per year once it is fully up and running.
The price increase was a direct response to China's new 25 percent tariff on certain American goods, including cars.
The Shanghai factory could also give the company room to build additional models.
But it registered a new electric auto firm in Shanghai in May after China announced that it planned to scrap rules on capping foreign ownership of new-energy vehicle (NEV) ventures by 2022.
In a statement from the Shanghai Municipal People's Government that was translated into English and which Tesla provided to this news organization, Musk said the Shanghai operation "will be a state-of-the-art vehicle factory and a role model for sustainability".
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Tesla probably will make the smaller Model 3 sedan and upcoming Model Y crossover in China, Musk said in November, rather than the pricier Model S or Model X that often sell for more than $100,000 in the US.
The deal marks the biggest overseas foray yet for Tesla, which is looking to expand into global markets, plans that faced a potential threat from the intensifying China-US trade row.
Musk has been hoping to put a Tesla factory in China for years, but until recently, reports suggested that Tesla and China disagree over the future ownership of a Tesla factory in Shanghai. A plant in China also reduces shipping costs and potentially makes sourcing components more economical.
China is an extremely important market for Tesla.
Musk had previously criticized China's tough auto rules for foreign businesses, which would have required it to cede a 50-percent share in the factory. China accounted for 17 per cent of Tesla's 2017 revenue, according to a filing with United States regulators. Tesla is one of the first beneficiaries of this rule change. Tesla's lone car-assembly plant is in Fremont, California, with a giant battery factory in neighbouring Nevada. The CEO has said that the company won't need to raise more money this year.
Brinkman rates Tesla "underweight", the equivalent of sell, with a $180 price target.
"A factory in China will nearly certainly require an incremental capital raise", he wrote in a report to clients.