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Tesla Giga Shanghai Ramping Up Production for China Q3 Final Push

by Eva Fox September 11, 2020

Tesla Giga Shanghai Ramping Up Production for China Q3 Final Push

Giga Shanghai continues to ramp up production of Model 3 for deliveries in Q3. Drone shots show that most of the car park near the Phase 1 is filled with electric vehicles.

A recent video of the WU WA drone showed that there are about 800 Model 3s in the parking lot at the same time. You can also see that they are being loaded onto trucks for transportation to delivery centers.


Source: WU WA/YouTube

About 100 Model 3s are parked on the other side of the building. These cars are parked very neatly, blocking the exit for every other Model 3, and are clearly not the personal vehicles of the factory staff.


Source: WU WA/YouTube

August was strong for Tesla in China. The popularity of the company's cars continues to grow along with the expansion of production facilities.

Sales of passenger cars in China increased by 8.8% y-o-y in August; wholesale sales of new-energy vehicles exceeded 100,000 units, up 43.7% on a yearly basis, per data from the China Passenger Car Association.

In August, Giga Shanghai was able to produce 12,714 Model 3, according to EVProbe. During the same period, the company sold 11,811 units, according to the CPCA.

In July, Tesla China produced 12,571 Model 3 and delivered 11,014. According to data for August, the company was able to slightly increase production and deliver 800 vehicles more than last month.

In the last month of Q2, Tesla was able to make a breakthrough and deliver almost 15,000 Model 3. Therefore, most likely the numbers for September will also be impressive.

 


China is the world's largest automotive market as well as the largest electric vehicle market, far ahead of the US and some European countries. And while local players are strong competitors, Tesla has a huge cult following in the country that has helped boost its sales figures.

 

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