Tesla prepares to expand Gigafactory Shanghai to produce 21,000 EVs per week.
Tesla planning to partly shut down the Giga Factory for a few weeks with the aim to ramp up the Giga Shanghai production of 21,000 electric vehicles per week.
As we all know that due covid-19, the Tesla Giga plant in Shanghai was shut down for 2-3 weeks due to this production delay that’s why tesla decided to produce 21,000 cars per week and make partly shut down on Giga Factory in shanghai for upgrade work.
The only reason for partly shutting down is to expand the production of Model Y which has a daily capacity of around 2,000 but After upgrading the production is expected to be 22,000 per week. The production starts on July end and will be closed on Aug 7, 2022.
As per the Bloomberg report:
“With the upgraded production facilities and an expanded workforce on production lines, Tesla will be able to make more than 1 million EVs a year in China, the people said. The original installed capacity of the carmaker’s Shanghai plant was 450,000 units, according to its 2020 annual report.“
Tesla CEO, Elon Musk announced that Giggafactory will be back on Aug 7 with a full production capacity of half a million vehicles per year after the citywide lockdown. After the ramp-up of the Giga plant, Tesla will become the world’s largest EV manufactory. Originally capacity of the Shanghai plant is was 450,000 units as per the previous data.