Tesla Megafactory in Shanghai Gets Construction Permit

Tesla has received a construction permit for a new Megafactory in the Lingang area of the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone, marking a significant expansion of its global manufacturing capabilities.

This facility, Tesla’s first energy storage mega factory outside the U.S. market, is slated to begin mass production in the first quarter of 2025, reports Xinhua.

Positioned strategically in Lingang, the factory is set to produce 10,000 Megapack units annually, which translates to nearly 40 GWh of energy storage capacity. The Megapack is a high-capacity commercial battery designed by Tesla to provide essential energy storage and grid support. It plays a critical role in stabilizing electrical grids and preventing outages.

The new Megafactory Shanghai project was announced last April, part of Tesla’s Master Plan 3.

This new project follows the success of Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory, which broke ground in January 2019.