The Elon Musk-led company recently put out a notice on Tencent Holdings Ltd.'s social media platform WeChat calling for designers and other staff to join the new center and help the company make "Chinese-style" cars.
"In order to achieve a shift of ‘Made in China' to ‘Designed in China', Tesla's CEO Elon Musk has proposed a very cool thing - set up a design and research center in China," the notice read, according to Reuters' translation.
The notice called for those interested to make a design submission by February 1, but according to Reuters, it's not clear when the center will become operational.
Tesla has been aggressively expanding in China. After opening its first manufacturing unit, the so-called "gigafactories," outside of the United States in Shanghai last year, the automaker began delivering the first car made at the plant, the Model 3, earlier this month.
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