In 2022, Tesla Giga Shanghai increased its contribution to the company's sales by 48% compared to 2021. Last year, the Shanghai factory delivered 54% of all vehicles produced by Tesla.
Tesla's Shanghai factory delivered about 710,000 vehicles in 2022, the company said on Thursday. Model Y deliveries topped 450,000 units and Model 3 deliveries topped 250,000, the report said. This result reflects an increase of 48% compared to 2021, which is a strong result, highlighting the significant increase in production capacity. Tesla reported that in 2022, it delivered almost 1,314,000 cars, which means that 54% of all deliveries were of cars made at Giga Shanghai. In 2023, the role of Giga Shanghai in deliveries may decline as Giga Berlin and Giga Texas begin to contribute more significantly to the number of vehicles produced.
China was chosen as the first Tesla factory outside the United States for a reason. The country has the largest automotive market in the world, and the hard work of its people gives great advantages in production. Giga Shanghai is known for how quickly it was built. In fact, only 10 months passed from laying the foundation to the start of test production. “I'm not aware of any factory of this magnitude in history being constructed in such a short time period of time,” said Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Of course, this was due to significant support from the Chinese government, something that Tesla does not have at home, unfortunately.
The original goal of the factory was to produce 250,000 vehicles per year. Test production began at the end of 2019, starting Tesla's success story in China. The whole world has witnessed how quickly the manufacturing team in China is ramping up production, which has become a source of admiration. They set a really high bar and became a role model for the entire automotive industry.
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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.