Tesla Inc.'s Model 3 electric cars produced in China will soon receive subsidies for new-energy vehicles, or NEVs, from the Chinese government, Reuters reported, citing a company statement.
Model 3s manufactured in Tesla's $2 billion gigafactory in Shanghai are included in a list of recommended models to receive NEV subsidies, the news outlet said, citing China's Ministry of Industry and Information.
Tesla reportedly told Reuters that the subsidies had been secured, without disclosing how much it would be receiving.
The report comes just days after Reuters reported that China's industry ministry plans to see NEVs account for about 25% of car sales in 2025, up from an earlier prediction of more than 20%. China started subsidizing NEVs in 2009.