Tesla Giga Shanghai could produce about 500,000 vehicles in 2021, according to the company's Policy and BD in India. This confirms the previously voiced goal of Grace Tao, Vice President of Tesla China, and indicates the company's active efforts to reach this milestone.
Tesla Giga Shanghai continues to actively ramp up production to meet the rapidly growing demand for the manufacturer's electric vehicles. While Tesla did not release production forecasts for 2021, reports emerged earlier this year that Giga Shanghai plans to produce 450,000 vehicles. As soon as the November delivery data was released, it became clear that in the first 11 months of this year, Tesla Giga Shanghai delivered 413,283 vehicles, up 242% from the same period last year. Thus, obviously, the plant will easily surpass the forecast made at the beginning of the year.
Tesmanian reported in early December that Grace Tao, Vice President of Tesla China, said in an interview that Giga Shanghai could achieve its goal of producing 500,000 vehicles this year. This would require the factory to produce nearly 87,000 vehicles in December, which seems unlikely, but there are signs that the Chinese factory is pushing for it.
Manuj Khurana, Policy and Business Development in Tesla in India, recently confidently wrote on LinkedIn that the company's Chinese factory will produce about 500,000 vehicles in 2021.
“Tesla China has come a long way in no time. What started off as sales operations with imported #electricvehicles in 2014 will produce c. 500,000 cars in 2021–from a factory that was conceptualized as recently as mid-2018 and started production in Dec 2019.”
It should be kept in mind that Giga Shanghai has already achieved impressive production figures considering it has only been in operation for two years. Whatever the final numbers are, they are already very high, especially for a new factory, and will play a key role in Tesla's delivery figures in 2021.
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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.