Tesla’s Shanghai Factory Said to Hit 1.3 Million Annual Production Capacity: Report
In a recent progress update for Tesla’s Chinese Gigafactory in Shanghai, JasonYang (@JasonYangSHA) reported that the facility is now capable of producing more than 1,600 Model Y units and more than 2,000 Model 3 units every day.
Tesla's Shanghai Gigafactory has optimized its production line expansion project, and its capacity expansion this year has been extremely rapid: In November, it can produce more than 1,600 Model Y and more than 2,000 Model 3 every day.https://t.co/GdIx5N3h4W pic.twitter.com/MKSSgRLoL6
— JasonYang (@JasonYangSHA) November 27, 2021
“Tesla optimizes expansion projects through production lines, increases production capacity by increasing working hours, increasing the number of employees, and increasing the frequency of material turnover,” said Yang.
According to Yang, Gigafactory Shanghai has gone from a maximum daily output of about 700 vehicles in total at the beginning of the year, to 1,000 Model Y and 800 Model 3 units in August, to 1,600 Model Y and 2,000 Model 3 units as of November.
That would bring Tesla’s peak production capacity at Giga Shanghai up to a whopping 1,314,000 units per year — almost three times its projected 2021 production of 400,000-500,000 units.
Of course, these numbers refer to Tesla’s theoretical maximum production at the facility —Tesla isn’t operating on that scale just yet.
According to Troy Teslike (@TroyTeslike), who provides data-driven delivery estimates for Tesla every quarter, Giga Shanghai’s output for November has been a maximum of 749 Model 3 units per day on the Phase 1 production line, and 1,550 Model Y units per day on the Phase 2 line for a maximum of 2,299 units per day.
I think the full capacity of the current lines is:
• Phase 1 line: 749/day Model 3s
• Phase 2 line: 1,550/day Model Y or 700/day Model 3 and no Model Y if the line is used for Model 3 production.
— Troy Teslike (@TroyTeslike) November 26, 2021
The majority of the vehicles coming out of Giga Shanghai are exported to Europe and other parts of Asia. Earlier this week, Reuters reported that Tesla plans to invest up to $187 million USD to expand its Shanghai Gigafactory and increase production.
Check out Yang’s recently published 4K aerial overview of Giga Shanghai below: