Tesla Says Giga Shanghai Production Expansion Project Now Complete
China is one of Tesla’s most important markets and a new report shows that the automaker has completed a project to expand production output after a couple of months.
Tesla officially finished increasing production output on its production lines at Giga Shanghai on Monday, as noted in a statement on a government website that requires environmental information disclosures, reports Reuters.
From September 19 to November 30, Tesla will now test these newly upgraded production lines.
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Giga Shanghai is looking to reach a production output of around 22,000 Model 3 and Y units weekly at its factory in China says Reuters, with as many as 3,000 Model Y units produced every week by October. Tesla is aiming to produce roughly 1.5 million vehicles this year.
Tesla has also announced as much as 1.2 billion yuan ($170 million USD) to expand production capacity, which it said would also let it increase employee headcount by another 4,000 people, as reported by state media last November.
In August, Tesla deliveries in China tripled over July lows, following a production halt as the automaker began implementing the upgrade.
As a result, delivery wait times for Tesla’s cars in China have dropped multiple times in recent weeks, with every model now offering estimated delivery times of just one week.