Tesla Delivers 76,663 Cars in China in March, Exports 12,206 from Giga Shanghai

Tesla delivered 76,663 cars in China, built at Gigafactory Shanghai in March, according to data from the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) (via CnEVPost).

The total March figure is comprised of 12,206 vehicles exported from Giga Shanghai, and 76,663 vehicles sold in China during the same month. It also marked a 35-percent boost year-over-year in March, nearly reaching record levels.

This also marked a 14.12-percent market share in China’s new-energy vehicle market, and as much as 20.02 percent in the battery-electric vehicle (BEV) market.

In the second half of each quarter, Tesla typically prioritizes local deliveries, while many of its deliveries in the first half are usually focused on exports — a trend that can be seen when looking at bar graphs of the automaker’s quarterly deliveries, separated by month.

Tesla’s Giga Shanghai produces both the Model 3 sedan and the Model Y compact crossover, supplying these electric vehicles (EVs) to several nearby markets, including Japan, Australia, New Zealand and more.

Last March, Tesla was forced to suspend production at Giga Shanghai due to an outbreak of COVID-19 and the country’s strict zero-COVID policies. In March 2021, the Shanghai factory had still been somewhat newly opened and had only 60 exports.