Tesla Giga Shanghai significantly increased Model 3 and Model Y sales in March, corresponding to an 86% year-on-year increase. The increase in productivity occurred even though the factory was not operating at full capacity because of shutdowns due to the escalating COVID-19 situation in China.
In China, the tense situation with COVID-19 continues, due to which the country's economy is suffering to a large extent. Manufacturing facilities in the country were partially shut down, resulting in a drop in production figures. Tesla's factory in Shanghai was also affected by this, as operation there was stopped for a few days in March, and after a short resumption of production, was again stopped indefinitely.
Despite this, Tesla managed to produce an impressive number of cars, showing a high result. According to the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA), Giga Shanghai sold 65,814 units, up 86% from the same period a year ago. This is the best result this year and the second in the history of the factory's work. The previous record of 70,847 was recorded in December 2021.
According to the report, almost all vehicles were sold in China and only 60 units were exported. Usually, in the last month of each quarter, Tesla focuses on deliveries in the domestic market, so this result should not be surprising. Although even in the last month of the quarter, the number of export units is usually higher, given the current situation, such a low number of vehicles were expected.
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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.