Tesla begins deliveries of China-made Model 3 cars

SHANGHAI, Dec 30 (Reuters) - U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc on Monday began delivering Model 3 vehicles built at its Shanghai factory, marking the occasion with a ceremony.

The event means the plant has started delivering cars to customers just 357 days after the factory's construction started, setting a new record for global automakers in China. (Reporting by Yilei Sun and Brenda Goh; Editing by Tom Hogue)