Despite Tesla Giga Shanghai's production shutdowns, the factory could surprise significantly with its production figures in Q2 2022. Tesla's Chinese factory could increase its production capacity by 33% starting from June, producing around 90,000 vehicles per month.
Cui Dongshu, Secretary General of the National Automobile Market Information Association (NCPA), during a press conference, gave details of how the economy and manufacturing in Shanghai are recovering from the COVID-19 lockdown, which lasted more than three weeks. Among other things, he shared information about Tesla and its production plans for Q2 2022, revealing some details of the company's upcoming success.
Dongshu said Tesla will significantly expand its manufacturing capacity in June compared to the previous period. Prior to the lockdown, Giga Shanghai was producing around 60,000-70,000 Model 3s and Model Ys per month, which was already high. Dongshu said that after the expansion of production capacity in June, the factory's production will reach 80,000-90,000 vehicles per month, reflecting an increase of more than 33%. Thus, Giga Shanghai will reach a production capacity of about one million vehicles per year.
Tesla's productivity continues to amaze, as in just two and a half years, Giga Shanghai can achieve a yearly production of about one million vehicles. Such rapid growth perfectly demonstrates the company and its unstoppable potential, which is dictated by a passionate desire to bring as many electric vehicles to market as possible. The demand for Tesla cars continues to grow, and the company cannot meet it at the same rate. Despite the opening of new production facilities, lead times continue to increase. This demonstrates a powerful shift in interest of the market from cars with internal combustion engines to electric vehicles that do not pollute the environment.
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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.