Tesla says it will turn Shanghai into ‘the world’s largest vehicle export hub’ with new factory

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Tesla says it volition crook Shanghai into “the world’s largest conveyance export hub” with a caller mill susceptible of producing 450,000 electrical vehicles per year, adjacent to the existing plant.

Gigafactory Shanghai is simply a monolithic occurrence for Tesla and enabled the automaker to turn astatine an awesome complaint during the pandemic portion the remainder of the car manufacture slowed down.

Last year, CEO Elon Musk disclosed that Gigafactory Shanghai has present surpassed Fremont Factory successful accumulation capacity, and Tesla has made the Chinese mill its caller main export hub. The mill looked unstoppable, until it was unopen down for astir of past period owed to superior COVID-19 restrictions successful Shanghai.

Tesla yet managed to restart accumulation a fewer weeks ago, and present we learned that it received important assistance from the section authorities.

In a missive that Tesla sent to authorities connected May 1 and obtained by Reuters, the automaker acknowledgment section authorities successful Shanghai’s Lingang Special Area for their assistance successful transporting much than 6,000 workers and doing disinfection enactment to reopen Gigafactory Shanghai.

The metropolis reportedly provided buses to assistance transportation the employees to the workplace and run successful a “closed-loop” strategy with workers sleeping astatine the plant.

More interestingly, Tesla mentioned successful the missive the caller mill that they are gathering adjacent to Gigafactory Shanghai and confirmed that they program to physique Model 3 and Model Y vehicles there. According to the letter,

The institution volition physique a caller works connected adjacent onshore successful the aforesaid area, which is poised to adhd an yearly capableness of 450,000 cars, including Model 3s and Model Ys, becoming “the world’s largest conveyance export hub.

Back successful February, determination were several indications that Tesla planned to usage the onshore adjacent to Giga Shanghai to physique either a marque caller mill oregon a large enlargement to the existing plant.

There’s nary wide timeline for the expansion, but it looks similar it volition bring Tesla’s capableness successful Shanghai to 1 cardinal cars per twelvemonth erstwhile completed.

Electrek’s Take

This is simply a chaotic expansion.

Along with Giga Shanghai, Tesla is besides simultaneously readying a akin capableness successful Berlin and Texas, but the institution plans to besides commencement with a capableness of 500,000 vehicles per twelvemonth astatine each factory. We are talking astir 1.5 to 2.5 cardinal vehicles of yearly accumulation capableness to beryllium added successful the adjacent 2 to 3 years.

That’s wherefore I deliberation Tesla is going to support its pb successful electrification for the foreseeable future. If it truly tin physique the proviso concatenation astir that capacity, Tesla volition person an EV accumulation capableness of much than 2 cardinal vehicles by the extremity of adjacent year.

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