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Giga Shanghai began to produce the first vehicles for mass market exactly one year after the start of construction. Over time, the factory has increased production, expanding production capacity and the number of work shifts. To date, Tesla China is producing nearly 23,000 Model 3s per month, hinting at a strong Q4 2020 for the company.
According to figures from the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA), in October Tesla produced 22,929 China-made Model 3. This equates to a production capacity of 5,177 vehicles per week. Despite the fact that some critics have questioned whether Giga Shanghai produces such a number of vehicles-- claiming that the production capacity of the factory can barely reach 600 cars per day--the facts demonstrate that Giga Shanghai produced about 740 cars per day throughout October.
In addition to meeting the needs of the domestic market, 7,000 made-in-China Model 3s have been shipped to Europe. A continued robust November and December will not only contribute to the achievement of Tesla's set goals of delivering 500,000 vehicles in 2020 but also help to surpass them. Giga Shanghai can play a key role in this.
Photos taken from a parking lot used by Giga Shanghai show that the factory's production facilities are working perfectly. In the parking lot, you can see about 1,500 Model 3s, which will be delivered to other districts of China.
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Since our sources claim that test production of Model Y has already begun and that a test Model Y and a body in white frame were previously seen in Giga Shanghai, it is likely that the first made-in-China Model Y for the mass market will roll off the assembly line before year's end, which may also affect the number of deliveries.
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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.