Tesla Giga Shanghai Sold Almost 33K Vehicles in July, Strengthening its Position as Company's Export Hub

Eva Fox by Eva Fox August 10, 2021

Tesla Giga Shanghai Sold Almost 33K Vehicles in July, Strengthening its Position as Company's Export Hub

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Tesla Giga Shanghai sold 32,968 vehicles in July. Strong export figures support the company's claim that the factory in China is its new export hub.

Tesla Inc. sold 32,968 Chinese-made vehicles in July, according to the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA). While local sales of made-in-China vehicles fell to 8,621 units from 28,138 in June, export sales rose to 24,347, up 386.3% from a month earlier. Tesla sales in the first month of each quarter are usually lower than in the next two months, so there is a chance that the Giga Shanghai will increase its numbers in August and September.

Domestic sales of Model 3 and Model Y are 6,601 and 2,397, respectively. Exported sales of Model 3 were 16,137 units, Model Y 8,210. This distribution underscores the fact that Tesla's Chinese factory has become a major export hub for Asia and Europe. Model 3 is already being exported there, and delivery of Model Y to Europe will begin soon.

Tesla stated in its Q2 2021 earnings report:

"While we experienced minor interruptions due to supply chain challenges and factory upgrades, production in Shanghai remained strong. Per our planned roadmap, we recently introduced a standard range version of Model Y in China, which starts at ¥ 276,000 post incentives. Due to strong US demand and global average cost optimization, we have completed the transition of Gigafactory Shanghai as the primary vehicle export hub."

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