According to media sources recently invited to visit Tesla's Shanghai car factory, the combined annual output of Model Ys and Model 3s at the location has reached 450,000 vehicles.
California-based electric car company Tesla Inc. released its 2021 second quarter financial report on Tuesday, showing promising developments for its manufacturing and sales performance in the Chinese market.
The first of Tesla's Model Y's made in China will be handed over to European customers in August, the German news agency SPA reported, citing an official Tesla communication. The vehicles will be exported from the Tesla factory in Shanghai.
Tesla told Chinese consumers that cameras installed in its cars aren’t activated outside of North America, in response to privacy concerns about sensitive data being collected by in-cabin cameras and shared with the US automaker.
Tesla announced better-than-expected first quarter results on Friday, with deliveries from its China operations playing a significant part in the mind-blowing figures.
Tesla said it delivered its first batch of Shanghai-made Model Y vehicles to customers in China on Monday, marking another milestone for the U.S. electric vehicle maker in the world’s largest EV market.
California-based leading electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc has put out a hiring post in Shanghai in search of designers to join its China studio and 1,000 factory workers as production ramps up, Reuters reported.
Tesla is currently building the second phase of its Shanghai plant, which seems to be in the roof laying stage.
On May 20, Tesla’s Global Vice President Grace Tao said the Tesla Shanghai super factory will begin mass production of the Model Y in the first quarter of 2021.