May 11, 2020 / 3:53 AM / 20 days ago

Tesla China sold 3,635 Model 3 vehicles in April, down 64% vs March: CPCA

FILE PHOTO: Tesla China-made Model 3 vehicles are seen during a delivery event at its factory in Shanghai, China January 7, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) sold 3,635 Shanghai-made Model 3 vehicles in China in April, down 64% from March, according to the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA).

Tesla’s sales in the first month of each quarter are usually lower than the remaining two months. The industry body said during an online briefing that Tesla produced over 10,000 units in Shanghai last month.

Tesla sold 10,160 vehicles in March, up from around 3,900 units in February, CPCA data showed. CPCA uses a different counting method than Tesla’s deliveries.

Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Reporting by Yilei Sun and Brenda Goh; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman

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