Polestar 2 is sold in the US and comes from China. I had driven it at Electrify America here on Long Island.Tesla is listing China-made Model 3 and Model Y models for sale in Canada, the company’s website showed on Tuesday, confirming the electric car maker has completed its first shipments to North America from its Shanghai factory.
Tesla’s website showed both rear-wheel drive Model Y vehicles and the long-range, all-wheel drive version of the Model 3 available for immediate delivery in British Columbia, with codes showing they were manufactured at Tesla’s Gigafactory Shanghai.
Both models qualify for federal incentives of C$5,000 ($3,700) in Canada, which, unlike the United States, does not link electric-vehicle subsidies to the location of the plant that made the car.
Tesla representatives in China and at the company’s headquarters in the United States did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
The company and other electric car manufacturers have a cost advantage in China as exports from that market boom. The China-made version of the Model Y was listed for C$61,990 in Canada. That is about 22% more than the equivalent vehicle costs in China before incentives.
The fit and finish were impressive, and so too was the handling. I assume sales have suffered under the new IRA rules and am unsure if production will eventually switch to the US. The new XC90, Polestar 3, and current S60 are American made.