By Dhirendra Tripathi
Investing.com – Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) shares rose more than 3% in premarket trading on Tuesday following an uptick in the sales of its vehicles made in China.
The company has been having a tough time in China, facing scrutiny from both regulators and consumers, but a spring in sales brings reprieve to the company and the bulls in the stock.
Tesla sold 33,463 China-made electric vehicles in May, including 21,936 units in local sales and exports of 11,527. Domestic sales were 11,671 units in April.
The total jump in sales was 29% from April, data from the China Passenger Car Association showed.
China is Tesla’s second-largest market, representing almost one third of the carmaker’s total sales. For Tesla, China is not only a production hub for its cars but also a major source of several inputs that go into making its models elsewhere.