After upgrading, Tesla Giga Shanghai reached production capacity of more than 50,000 Model Ys per month already in July. Production will increase even more in the coming weeks, reaching over 60,000 units per month, excluding Model 3.
Tesla's Giga Shanghai production data for July can be misleading as the company actually sold 28,217 electric vehicles for the whole month, a significant decrease from the previous month. Obviously, the decline in performance was due to the fact that in July, the factory was closed for modernization. For the first 15 days, the Model Y production line was completely shut down for updates, which means that production was actually only for 16 days of the month out of 31.
According to data from the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA), Giga Shanghai, out of those 28,217 units, produced 27,459 Model Ys. This means that the factory produced an average of more than 1,716 vehicles per day. If we apply this figure for a whole month, Tesla's Chinese factory has already reached a production capacity of about 53,200 Model Y per month (consisting of 31 days). However, this is only the beginning, as, during the first few weeks after the upgrade, production will be gradually ramped up until it reaches its installed capacity. According to unofficial data, the upgrade was supposed to increase the production of Model Y to 14,000 units per week, which equals about 60,000 per month.
In addition, the modernization also covered the Model 3 production lines. Now, Giga Shanghai should have an installed production capacity of about 33,000 vehicles per month. Thus, in the coming weeks, Giga Shanghai will be able to produce around 93,000 vehicles per month, which will be a real game changer.
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