Tesla to build 2nd factory in Shanghai adding 450,000 annual capacity


Tesla‘s Shanghai plant has reopened on April 19 after a 22-day shutdown. To this end, Tesla sent a “thank you letter” to the Shanghai Lingang Special Administrative Region government, describing how a company under the Lingang Group arranged a bus to transport 6,000 workers from Tesla and its suppliers to the factory, and “Closed-loop” production of the disinfection work required for company entry was carried out.

At the same time, according to the news from South China Morning Post, Tesla also revealed that it plans to further expand its factory in Shanghai, and will build a new factory near the existing factory, which is expected to increase the annual production capacity of Model 3 and Model Y by 450,000 vehicles. To become “the world’s largest automobile export hub”.

It is reported that Tesla produces Model 3 and Model Y in Shanghai, and in addition to meeting the needs of the Chinese market, it will also be exported to Germany and Japan. After the completion of the expansion of the new factory, it will help Tesla to increase the production capacity of the Shanghai factory to 1 million vehicles per year.

The 22-day shutdown of Tesla’s Shanghai plant is the longest such shutdown since Tesla started production at the end of 2019, with a loss of more than 50,000 vehicle production capacity. Even so, the Shanghai plant is expected to continue to be Tesla’s largest production base this year. Data shows that the Shanghai plant has delivered a total of 484,130 vehicles (including exports) in 2021, accounting for 51.7% of Tesla’s total global deliveries in 2021.