News emerged on August 10 that the blade battery manufactured by Chinese electric vehicle maker BYD has been delivered to Tesla's factory in Berlin, Germany, the first plant in which Tesla is using BYD's new battery.
Wolong, a Chinese provider of electric motors and driving solutions, said on August 5 that "the company provides Tesla with robot production lines." In order to avoid misleading investors, the company issued a clarification on August 7.
According to a report released by the China Passenger Car Association on August 4, BYD's wholesale volume in July reached 162,200 units, while Tesla's domestic wholesale volume in July was estimated to be 30,000 units.
Chinese battery giant CATL will supply Tesla with M3P batteries in Q4 of this year, which will be installed in Model Y models with 72-degree battery packs. This version of the Model Y will be launched early next year.
On the evening of July 29, a traffic accident occurred in a park in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. The car owner claimed that he was sitting in the co-pilot seat, and that Tesla's automatic assisted driving function operated the car to hit a street lamp.
On August 2, Shanghai enterprises and institutions environmental information platform showed the details of a construction project in which part C of the second stage of Tesla's Gigafactory Shanghai Project (Phase I) was completed.
In addition to its NIO and ALPS brands, Chinese electric vehicle maker NIO is reportedly planning to launch a third automobile brand to cover the market below 200,000 yuan ($29,620).
Tesla's Gigafactory Shanghai has completed its latest round of upgrades and is now producing new vehicles in large numbers. Thousands of cars are now being shipped to Europe from the Shanghai South Port terminal.
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.
Taiwanese singer, actor, and race car driver Jimmy Lin was injured in a car crash while driving a Tesla Model X in Taiwan. Lin was driving the vehicle with his son, but lost control of the car and crashed into a road barrier, causing the Tesla model to catch fire.
On July 21, Chinese automaker NIO issued a statement asserting that seemingly official reports that the firm will issue a digital currency are false.
Tesla's Shanghai Gigafactory now reportedly has an annual production capacity of more than 750,000 units, making it the company's largest facility, according to a second-quarter earnings report released on July 20.
Insiders of Chinese home appliance company Hisense revealed that its subsidiary Sanden Corporation (US) had recently received orders for two electric compressor projects from Tesla.
Tesla has changed the structure of its Asia Pacific management, with executives in the region now reporting to Tom Zhu, the top Greater China executive.
On July 8, the China Passenger Car Association released its analysis of the national passenger vehicle market in June this year. The data shows that retail sales of passenger vehicles reached 1.943 million units in June, up 22.6% year-on-year.