Tesla has delivered its first cars made in China, marking a major milestone for the electric vehicle maker.
Fifteen Model 3 sedans were handed over at the company’s so-called “Gigafactory” near Shanghai.
It comes as Elon Musk’s company aims to secure a significant slice of the world’s biggest car market.
Tesla’s move into the country comes as the trade war has forced other American companies to shift production out of China.
During a ceremony at the company’s multi-billion dollar plant in Shanghai, 15 of its employees received cars they had purchased.
The event means deliveries of cars have started a little over a year after construction of the factory got underway.