A gigafactory of electric carmaker Tesla is seen in Shanghai, China October 18, 2019.
Aly Song | Reuters
BEIJING — One gauge of Tesla’s success in China pointed to a sharp drop in sales in April.
The U.S.-based electric car company sold 25,845 made-in-China vehicles last month, down 27% from 35,478 in March, according to figures released Tuesday by the China Passenger Car Association.
The report noted that in April, Tesla exported 14,174 cars from its Shanghai factory. The association did not disclose Tesla’s export figures for March.
Tesla’s sales decline came amid an overall 12% month-on-month drop in April for new energy passenger cars in China, according to the association. The category…