The new record of the Chinese factory Tesla Gigafactory 3 – 3000 cars per weekMarch 20, 2020
Tesla Gigafactory 3, which is located in Shanghai (China), can significantly compensate for the upcoming temporary closure of the Tesla factory in California and, accordingly, the decline in production levels.
Tesla Gigafactory 3’s manufacturing facilities in Shanghai, China, are said to have surpassed their previous weekly production record of around 2,000 electric vehicles. 2,000 copies of the Model 3 electric sedan rolled off the assembly lines in 2019. Now, the plant’s management has set itself the goal of producing 150,000 cars a year.
According to Chinese media, at present, the factory of the American company Tesla in Shanghai has launched about 3,000 copies of Model 3 per week, which corresponds to a result of about 12,000 units per month or 36,000 per quarter.
“We surpassed the final weekly mark of the assembled electric vehicles of 2 thousand copies in 2019, and we will accelerate the process of achieving the target of 150 thousand units per year,” says the Chinese representative of the automaker in Shanghai.
As of March 6 this year, the Tesla GF3 plant resumed 91% of its operations – earlier production facilities were closed due to an outbreak of coronavirus and production resumed only on February 10.
It is not clear whether the growth in electric vehicle production at Tesla in Shanghai will be sufficient to offset the decline in production in California – this may be possible in the 1st quarter. In the second quarter, much depends on the duration of the interruption associated with coronavirus.
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