Tesla gets $1.3 billion loan from China banks for Shanghai factory

Harold Maass

Tesla has sealed agreements for up to $1.3 billion in loans from Chinese banks, according to a Thursday regulatory filing. The revolving loan deal is intended for use on Tesla's Shanghai electric-car factory. The lenders involved in the agreement include China Construction Bank Corp, Agricultural Bank of China, Shanghai Pudong Development Bank, and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Reuters reports. The Shanghai plant will be Tesla's first vehicle manufacturing facility outside the U.S. It is part of the company's effort to increase its sales in China, the world's biggest auto market, without higher import tariffs that apply to cars made in the U.S.

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