A massive shipment of Tesla Model 3 Highland units is being prepared for export to European countries, according to new drone footage shot outside of the automaker’s Gigafactory Shanghai plant.
Tesla just recently launched its new Model 3, called the “Highland,” which is being built at the company’s Chinese production facility in Shanghai.
Along with numerous design changes, Tesla has also implemented several new features, including small improvements like a Blind Spot Indicator.
Tesla initially launched the Model 3 Highland last week, and deliveries are set to begin in October. The new Model 3 is being offered in various Asian and European markets, as well as some Middle Eastern areas like the United Arab Emirates and Israel.
The first images of a massive batch of the new Model 3 were captured by Shanghai drone operator Wu Wa, indicating Tesla is ready to get these vehicles shipped to markets outside of China, preparing them for initial delivery:
Tesla’s Shanghai plant has been known as the company’s export hub, especially for Model 3s. Tesla does operate a production plant in Europe, which is located in Brandenberg, Germany, but the facility only builds the Model Y currently.
For years, Tesla has used Shanghai, which has been the biggest contributor to the automaker’s rising production figures in the past two years, as an export hub to handle demand in Asia and Europe. It also started shipping some Model 3s to Canada earlier this year to take advantage of clean vehicle rebates based on the batteries used in these vehicles.