Recently, Grace Tao, Vice President of Tesla Global, emphasized the importance of the Chinese supply chain for Tesla's development in an interview with the media.
On September 1st, the new Tesla Model 3 was officially released. The price of the rear-wheel drive Model 3 Refresh Version is 259,900 yuan ($35,775).
The new Tesla Model 3 is highly anticipated, and Tesla is also preparing its production capacity for the upcoming sales boom.
On August 17th, it was reported that the production of the new model of Tesla's Model 3 has started at Gigafactory Shanghai.
Tesla has started selling the Model 3 and Model Y vehicles made in China in Canada, marking the completion of the company's first batch of shipments from its Shanghai factory to North America.
On May 9, it was reported that the upgraded version of Tesla Model 3 will begin mass production in Shanghai on June 1 of this year. Several photos of the new Model 3 were also leaked at the same time.
At the fifth China International Import Expo (CIIE), which opened on November 5, Tesla displayed its Model 3, Model Y, Model S Plaid, Model X Plaid, and Tesla Bot, a conceptual general-purpose robotic humanoid.
On October 24, Tesla announced that from now on, the prices of its Model 3 and Model Y in China will be reduced. Specifically, the starting price of its Model 3 rear-wheel drive version has been set at 265,900 yuan ($36,663), down 12,000 yuan.
A Tesla Model 3 crashed in China after its Autopilot system failed to respond to a blockage on the far right side of the road on September 18. No injuries were reported.
On September 16, Tesla's official website in China showed that the shortest expected delivery time of all models of the company's Model 3 and Model Y has been shortened to one week.
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.