0

Your Cart is Empty

Tesla Giga 3 Shanghai Phase 2 Construction Begins, Potentially For China-Made Model Y

by Claribelle Deveza March 01, 2020

Tesla-Gigafactory3-Shanghai-Phase2

Tesla China has started construction on Phase 2 of Gigafactory 3 Shanghai. The upcoming building could be for the upcoming China-made Model Y program.

Drone operator Jason Yang recently shared footage of the construction site in his most recent video. Yang refers to the site as the third phase in his video. However, some refer to the previous building as Phase 1.5 because it is technically an extension of Giga Shanghai Phase 1, which houses the MIC Model 3 Standard Range Plus assembly line.

Tesla has yet to announce its plans for Gigafactory 3's Phase 2 building, but it could potentially be used for China's Model Y program. Elon Musk launched Tesla China's Model Y program in January this year during the MIC Model 3's official delivery event.

 

The MIC Model Y program's launch meant that Tesla's Giga Shanghai has already started R&D work, research, and other preparations for the affordable all-electric SUV crossover's production. Still, neither Elon Musk nor Tesla China has announced when actual Model Y production will being in Gigafactory 3, but the groundwork seems to have started already.

Given the pace Tesla China sets for work, Phase 2 would theoretically be finished in time for Model Y assembly to begin--at least the initial release candidate versions of Tesla's SUV crossover--sooner rather than later. 

Work on the second part of Tesla's Giga Shanghai seemed to started immediately after Phase 1.5, otherwise known as the Battery and Powertrain workshop, was finished. Based on a previous Tesmanian report, the shell of Tesla China's Battery and Powertrain facility appeared to be near completion in December. So, Giga Shanghai must have worked on fully finishing the exterior as well as the interior of Phase 1.5 for the last couple of months.

Since work on Phase 2 has started, however, Tesla China hasn't made any announcements about the seemingly finished Battery and Powertrain facility. Its silence is notable because news about the MIC Model 3's new CATL cobalt-free battery has been covered extensively for the last couple of weeks. Although, Tesla China may be waiting for Battery Day to make any announcements about Giga Shanghai's completed Phase 1.5.

Either way, Tesla's Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai has obviously been working hard since its return from an extended holiday break due to COVID-19. Now, Giga Shanghai is busy catching up with Model 3 deliveries all over China.

Featured Image Credit: Jason Yang/YouTube




Also in Tesmanian Blog

Tesla Semi Truck Again Helps Deliver Tesla Vehicles For Q3 2020 Quarter-End Push
Tesla Semi Truck Again Helps Deliver Tesla Vehicles For Q3 2020 Quarter-End Push

by Eva Fox September 29, 2020 0 Comments

It looks like Tesla has every chance of reaching a new record in the number of deliveries in Q3 2020. At the moment, deliveries continue to grow around the world. On the roads, you can find many trucks loaded with Tesla cars on the way to delivery centers. Tesla Semi has also joined the delivery team.

Photos taken by Tesmanian show that the Semi is being loaded with Tesla vehicles. The company's electric truck is parked at its Fremont factory. 
Read More
Tesla Giga Texas Defines ‘The Speed of Elon,’ As Factory Could Be Up & Running by May 1, 2021
Tesla Giga Texas Defines ‘The Speed of Elon,’ As Factory Could Be Up & Running by May 1, 2021

by Eva Fox September 29, 2020 0 Comments

“We are excited to see Tesla moving at ‘The Speed ​​of Elon’ and the tremendous progress already made at the site,” said Charisse Bodisch, the chamber's senior vice president of economic development, in a statement. "The jobs being created during the construction and those when GigaTexas ramps up are at a time when our community needs them most."
Read More
Swisher's Interview: Elon Musk Thinks Mass Production of Battery Cells Is Key to Accelerating the World to Sustainable Energy
Swisher's Interview: Elon Musk Thinks Mass Production of Battery Cells Is Key to Accelerating the World to Sustainable Energy

by Eva Fox September 29, 2020 0 Comments

The longer we take to transition to sustainable energy the greater the risk we take. So Tesla should really be measured by how many years we accelerate the advent of sustainable energy.
Read More

Previous  / Next