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.
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.
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.
Tesla China's official website showed on Thursday that the basic price of its Model Y rear-wheel drive electric vehicle was raised by 15,060 yuan ($2,373) to reach a total of 316,900 yuan ($49,921).
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.
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.
Regarding a Tesla recall announcement last week, Chinese auto parts supplier Ningbo Tuopu Group on Monday issued a statement at the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
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.
Some owners of the performance version of China-made Model Y found that the model is equipped with the new 12V lithium-ion battery.
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).
Deliveries of the China-made Tesla Model Y Performance will begin soon, the company said on its Weibo account on Tuesday. The model uses dual motors and ternary lithium batteries and has a NEDC range of 566km.