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Tesla has 42,000 employees globally, 3,200 in China, chairwoman says

FILE PHOTO: The company logo is seen in front of a showroom of U.S. car manufacturer Tesla in Zurich, Switzerland March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc has 42,000 employees globally and 3,200 staff in China, its chairwoman Robyn Denholm said on Tuesday.

Denholm was speaking on the sidelines of a week-long import expo in Shanghai, where Tesla has started trial production at its $2 billion factory as it races to reach an ambitious target of an annualized production rate of 500,000 vehicles by end-2019.

Reporting by Yilei Sun and Brenda Goh, editing by Louise Heavens

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