Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory has been playing a vital role in the automaker’s global production and sales strategy. The Shanghai Gigafactory reportedly produced more than half of all Tesla vehicles sold globally last year. The China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) reported that Shanghai Super Auto will roll out a total of 710,865 electric vehicles in 2022. The automaker registered 13,13,851 electric vehicles globally last year, with Shanghai Super Auto contributing 54.1 percent, producing two models it was responsible for building.
Giga Shanghai, the U.S. electric carmaker’s third Gigafactory, began producing vehicles in December 2019. The factory now employs 2,000 people and is known for its better construction quality. Teslarati reported that consumers often find Tesla cars made in Shanghai have fewer panel gaps than cars made at the Fremont factory.
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Currently, Giga Shanghai produces two models, the Model 3 and Model Y, two of the car company’s most popular models. The Tesla Model 3 and Model Y cars produced at the Shanghai Gigafactory are not only sold in China’s domestic market, but also exported to other global markets such as Asia and Europe.
After the opening of the Shanghai Gigafactory, Tesla will open two more Gigafactories in 2022-the Berlin Gigafactory and the Texas Gigafactory. Both manufacturing facilities are currently in their early stages. However, both factories are reportedly ramping up their manufacturing output. Gigafactory Berlin, for example, now produces 3,000 cars per week.
Meanwhile, Tesla is considering plans to open more production facilities around the world. The automaker is expected to open its next Gigafactory somewhere in Canada. Among other things, it has said it hopes to open new production plants in Southeast Asia.
First published date: Jan 9, 2023 at 10:45am CST