Beijing — Tesla has signed an agreement with the Shanghai government for an 860,000m² plot of land to build its first overseas Gigafactory, the electric car maker said in a Chinese social media post on Wednesday. The land agreement marks a key step towards the firm and its CEO Elon Musk making cars locally in China for the fast-growing market, even as tariffs imposed by Beijing on US-made goods have caused it to hike prices of its imported models. Tesla signed a long-anticipated deal with Shanghai authorities in July to build its first factory outside the United States, which would double the size of its global manufacturing. "Securing this site in Shanghai, Tesla's first Gigafactory outside of the US, is an important milestone for what will be our next advanced, sustainably developed manufacturing site," Robin Ren, Tesla's vice-president of worldwide sales, said in a statement. Tesla did not give the price tag for the plot, but the Shanghai bureau of planning and land resources sai...

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