Tesla China-made Mannequin three automobiles are seen throughout a supply occasion at its manufacturing facility in Shanghai, China January 7, 2020.

Aly Tune | Reuters

Tesla is planning to export Mannequin three automobiles made in China to Asian and European markets, two sources conversant in the matter informed Reuters on Friday.

The U.S. automaker, which began delivering Mannequin three electrical sedans from its Shanghai manufacturing facility in December, additionally plans from subsequent 12 months to promote China-made Mannequin three automobiles to Japan and Hong Kong, one of many sources stated.

Tesla didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

The U.S. agency is increasing its manufacturing capability in China to make Mannequin Y sports-utility automobiles (SUVs) and including strains to make extra battery packs, electrical motors and motor controllers.

Tesla, which goals to construct 150,000 Shanghai-made Mannequin three automobiles this 12 months, bought about 11,800 automobiles in China final month.

The sources declined to be named as they don’t seem to be allowed to talk to media. Bloomberg reported the plan earlier on Friday.