A transformation plan for Tesla's Shanghai Gigafactory has been launched this month, in which the second-stage production line was successfully updated on July 16. Meanwhile, adjustments to the factory's first-stage production line expected to complete by August 7.
Starting from May 23, 2022, Tesla will recall some Chinese-made Model 3 and Model Y electric vehicles produced from October 19, 2021 to April 26, 2022, totaling 107,293 vehicles.
Tesla plans to add more shifts at its Shanghai Gigafactory from May 16, as it seeks to return production to levels before the city locked down to control the spread of COVID-19.
Tesla has confirmed plans to build a new production facility near its current factory in Shanghai's Lingang New Area, in order to expand production capacity.
The Beijing and Shanghai branches of American electric vehicle maker Tesla filed a recall plan with China's state regulator a few days ago, involving 127,785 imported and domestically manufactured Model 3s.
On Thursday, the official website of Tesla China indicated a price increase of 10,000 yuan ($1,581) for both the Model 3 Performance and Model Y Long Range, Performance versions.
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.
EV maker Tesla announced on Friday that 22 super charging stations and 128 super charging piles have been launched in 21 cities across China in the month of December.
Tesla released its vehicle delivery data for the fourth quarter and whole year of 2021 on Sunday.
Tesla is replacing repeater cameras in the front fenders of at least several hundred Model S, X and 3 vehicles made in Fremont, California, although the company has not yet initiated a voluntary recall.
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).
Today, Tesla China's official website shows that the price of its Model 3's rear-wheel drive version has increased by 15,000 yuan ($2,350) to 250,900 yuan. The current delivery time is in the first quarter of next year.
Recently, some Tesla owners reported that their newly delivered vehicles had no USB ports in the central console or rear seat. Instead, the holes where the USB ports are supposed to be are empty.
Tao Lin, Vice President of Tesla China: "When will the steering wheel heating function be introduced for the Standard Range Plus of Model 3 in China?" Tao replied that this function will be launched in the near future.