Tesla vehicles are being assembled by robots at Tesla Motors Inc factory in Fremont, California, U.S. on July 25, 2016.  REUTERS/Joseph White - TM3EC7P1LMR01

Tesla is promising to make 500,000 cars per year in its first foreign factory

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Tesla has officially agreed to build its first foreign factory in Shanghai.

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Tesla vehicles are being assembled by robots at Tesla Motors Inc factory in Fremont, California, U.S. on July 25, 2016.  REUTERS/Joseph White - TM3EC7P1LMR01
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Elon Musk himself made an appearance there on Tuesday to hype the contract, which will supposedly double Tesla’s global production capacity.

Tesla vehicles are being assembled by robots at Tesla Motors Inc factory in Fremont, California, U.S. on July 25, 2016.  REUTERS/Joseph White - TM3EC7P1LMR01
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Assuming all goes well after construction, Tesla says it’ll be able to build 500,000 cars in Shanghai per year.

Tesla vehicles are being assembled by robots at Tesla Motors Inc factory in Fremont, California, U.S. on July 25, 2016.  REUTERS/Joseph White - TM3EC7P1LMR01
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But there are legitimate questions on whether it’ll deliver. Musk had similar production estimates for its plants in California, which are currently way behind the mark.

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