Some Chinese web users recently claimed that Tesla would lower the terminal price of the China-made rear-wheel drive version Model 3 from its current price of 279,900 yuan to 219,900 yuan ($41,683 to $32,752). Tesla China denied the news.
Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory's output capacity is reportedly at basically the same level as before the lockdowns, and it is expected to restore normal production in June.
Tesla China released a recruitment message for R&D staff on Monday, covering more than 100 positions, with the workplace mainly in the Shanghai Lingang New Area.
Tesla anticipates increasing the production capacity of its Shanghai Gigafactory to pre-lockdown levels around mid-May, but it has not disclosed specific target figures.
According to information disclosed by Tesla to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday, the electric vehicle firm's revenue in China in the first quarter this year totaled $4.65 billion.
Tesla's Shanghai Gigafactory has gained approval from local authorities to resume production as early as today following a three-week stoppage.
Tesla released a report on April 2 indicating that in Q1, 2022, it delivered more than 310,000 vehicles globally, up by 67.7% compared with its delivery of 184,800 vehicles in the same period last year.
Tesla plans to stop production at its Shanghai plant for at least one day starting Monday as local authorities intensify restrictions on normal operations in response to a surge in COVID-19 cases across the city.
Tesla will suspend production at its Shanghai Gigafactory for two days as China tightens its pandemic prevention and control measures.
Tesla published the environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the first phase of the Tesla Gigafactory Project on Tuesday.
Shanghai's Lingang New Area held a commencement ceremony on Saturday for a group of construction projects including the "CATL (Shanghai) Smart Technology Integrated Electric Chassis Development Project".
Reports surfaced recently that American electric vehicle (EV) firm Tesla would establish another production facility in the northeastern Chinese city of Shenyang – this has been denied by Tesla.
Tesla had reportedly removed an electronic control unit in the steering system of its Model 3 and Y vehicles made in Shanghai, in order to cope with the ongoing global chip shortage.
According to the 10-K annual report submitted by automaker Tesla to the the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Tuesday, the firm's revenue in the Chinese market reached an impressive $13.844 billion in 2021.
Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL)'s latest lithium-ion battery factory being built has now started production in Shanghai.
Tao Lin, Vice President of Tesla Global, said in an interview that Tesla's Shanghai Gigafactory can achieve the goal of producing 500,000 vehicles this year.
The Public Access Platform to Corporate and Institutional Environmental Information of Shanghai published Tesla's EIA report for its production line optimization project in the second stage of the Shanghai Super Factory (Phase I).
Tao Lin, Vice President of Tesla China, asserted via the country's Twitter-like platform Weibo on Wednesday that news circulating on the internet about the potential site of the firm's second factory in the country is not true.
On October 21, Tesla announced in its Q3 earnings conference call that China remained Tesla's main export center throughout the quarter.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk commented on the news via his Twitter feed: "Tesla always pays its debts," which indirectly confirmed the news.