Electric car maker Tesla’s Shanghai super-factory production line has been updated and is likely to set new production records in the fourth quarter. Tesla’s Shanghai superstring is the company’s first manufacturing facility in China, the first in China to be who who whoed by a foreign carmaker, and the company’s third in the world.
The plant plans to produce Model 3, Model Y and future models, but only Model 3 is now produced. Earlier, there were reports that the plant could start production of Model Y by the end of the year. Butmedia reported that Tesla could produce model Y at its Shanghai plant as soon as next year.
According to media reports, Tesla’s Shanghai plant produces about 800 cars a day, meaning it can now produce up to 5,600 Model 3s a week. This is due in large part to the addition of a shift in the first phase of the plant, which makes the production line running more efficiently.
With the Model 3 production line now in three shifts, the Shanghai SuperStation has the potential to break its own production record and set a new production record in the fourth quarter.
Earlier, at the 2020 annual general meeting on September 22nd, Musk also revealed that Tesla’s long-term goal is to produce 20m electric cars a year.
For now, Tesla is focused on expansion, which is why it is building superstations in Shanghai, China, Berlin, Germany, and Texas, which could be key to the company’s goal of producing 20m electric cars a year.
In 2019, Tesla delivered about 367,500 vehicles. Under Musk’s previous growth plan, the company’s deliveries this year will be more than 36 percent higher than last year, or more than half a million electric vehicles.
With that goal in place, Tesla still needs to deliver more than 180,000 vehicles by the end of December. This means that the team at the company’s Fremont and Shanghai super-factory must work extremely hard to produce and deliver an unprecedented number of cars.