Tesla reportedly has obtained permission to start selling its Shanghai-made Model Y sports utility vehicle in China.

The ministry of industry and information technology published the approval on its website, Reuters reported.

Tesla has been building new car manufacturing capacity in Shanghai to make its Model Y SUVs and applied for the sales permission earlier this month, the report said.

It started delivering Model 3 vehicles made in Shanghai last December and sold more than 13,000 vehicles in China in October.

The company has started exporting China-made Model 3s to Europe and said last week it plans to also start making electric vehicle chargers in China in 2021, Reuters noted.