Tesla will start exporting Model 3 sedans from China to more than 10 countries, including Germany, France and Switzerland, the automaker said.
The exports from its factory on the outskirts of Shanghai will begin later this month, the automaker said in a statement sent via WeChat.
The Chinese exports will help Tesla maintain supply of its vehicles in Europe until its new plant in Gruenheide, near Berlin, starts production next summer. The factory will build the Model 3 and Model Y crossover.
Tesla's European growth has slowed as the electric-car maker struggles to match demand with supply. Tesla sold 45,531 cars in Europe in the first eight months, down 19 percent on the same period last year, according to market research JATO Dynamics.
Tesla's Shanghai factory is its first outside of the U.S. It opened for local deliveries at the start of this year.
The Shanghai factory has helped Tesla expand in China, and the company has said it has capacity to produce 200,000 vehicles a year. Tesla delivered nearly 11,000 locally built cars in China in September.
China-built Model 3s will also be exported to Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.
Reuters and Bloomberg contributed to this report