On November 13, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced the 325th batch of licensed production of automobiles, motorcycles, three-wheeled cars, Tesla (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. as an example, which means that it officially won the qualification to build cars in China, the domestic Model 3 finally to meet with consumers. Tesla’s Shanghai plant aims to produce 174,000 Chinese-made Model 3s by the end of 2019, according to domestic media reports today (November 15).
That could mean Tesla needs to produce the Model 3 at a rate of 2,900 vehicles a week. I have to say it’s an incredible goal, knowing that there are only six weeks left until the end of the year.
However, the target is very close to tesla’s previous estimate of global vice president Tao Lin, who previously told the media that the Shanghai plant aims to produce 3,000 Model 3s a week.
It is understood that Tesla’s Shanghai Super plant officially started construction on January 7, 2019, and in June completed construction to begin the installation of production equipment, On October 22, Tesla executives said the Shanghai Super project is ready. In just 10 months, an advanced manufacturing plant has sprung up, and the “infrastructure mania” has once again shown the world the speed of China.
On November 7th, the domestic version of the Tesla Model 3 debuted. From the picture, the most obvious distinction between the appearance of the new car and the imported version is that the tail adds Chinese “Tesla” logo.
Currently, on Tesla’s China website, the Model 3 Standard Battery Extension (Made in China) has been booked for 355,800 yuan and is expected to be delivered in the first quarter of 2020. NEDC estimates a range of 460 km/h, a top speed of 225 km/h and a 100km/h acceleration time of 5.6 seconds.
If Tesla can start production of the Model 3 at its Shanghai plant this month, it will be well placed to meet its target of producing 360,000 to 400,000 electric cars by 2019.