The possibility of having a Tesla designed and made 100% in China is a concern that Elon Musk expressed a few days ago when he said it would be excellent to have a design and engineering center in that country to create a car that is marketed throughout the world.
Now, these statements are strengthened by the official announcement of the construction of a design and engineering center in China, with which the purpose is, in a nutshell, to change from “Made in China” to “Designed in China. “
This confirmation was posted on the official Wechat account of Tesla, where there are several images that show Tesla concepts, along with a call to apply for a position in the new complex.
It should be noted that no image corresponds to any final Tesla design, but it is worth noting that the cars that appear have the oriental touch that interests the owner.
According to Elektrek, the company’s idea is to integrate Chinese art to the models that leave the new center, and although at the moment there is no strategy to design and build a car in China and market it globally, the statement said He insists that there are hiring.
Eye, do not confuse the opening of this new center with the existence of the Gigafactory 3, the Tesla factory that is on Chinese soil.
In Gigafactory 3 the Model 3 is manufactured, the Model Y and battery cells, ie, is a resort where the production line is intended to existing concepts, while the new center design and engineering focus will materialize new ideas that are inspired by local folklore.
Even when there is no new model announced, seeing the sketches published on Wechat it is clear the influence of the East that the owner is looking for.