On the one-year anniversary of the construction of Tesla’s Shanghai Super plant in Shanghai, the Chinese-made Tesla Model Y project was officially launched today (January 7), with the first domestic Model 3 delivered to consumers. Li Qiang, the party secretary of Shanghai, went to Tesla’s Shanghai super plant to investigate and meet with Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla. The deputy secretary of the municipal party committee, Mayor Ying Yong, and Elon Musk jointly launched the domestic Model Y project.
The Tesla SuperFactory project in Shanghai is The first foreign-owned vehicle manufacturing project in China and the first superfactory outside the United States. The project was signed in July 2018 and land was taken that year. Construction began on January 7, 2019, and the first batch of domestic Model 3s was delivered to internal staff in December. With the strong support of the relevant ministries, with the practical cooperation and joint efforts of the Tesla team and shanghai parties, the project was completed in the year of construction, production in the current year, delivery in the current year, so that the world witnessed the “Shanghai speed” “Tesla speed”.
Li Qiang came to Tesla’s Shanghai Super Factory this morning to hear the overall construction of the project, project progress and model design briefing, and Elon Musk and other team members to exchange cordially, on the future development of the project, cutting-edge technology applications, market prospects and automotive industry support, etc. And in the assembly workshop to see the production line and The Chinese-made Model 3 body car.
During the meeting, Li congratulated Tesla on its new progress in Shanghai. He said that at present, we are fully implementing three new major tasks in accordance with president Xi Jinping’s important instructions on Shanghai’s work, focusing on strengthening the “four major functions” and accelerating the construction of the “five centers”. This provides great opportunities for all kinds of enterprises to innovate and start businesses in Shanghai, and also provides a broad space for us to deepen cooperation with each other. We look forward to the two sides in a new starting point to continue to open new cooperation, and continue to bring new breakthroughs. We will fully support Tesla in accelerating the follow-up to the project and achieving production expansion as soon as possible. It is hoped that Tesla will further expand its business layout in Shanghai, put more new technology research and development and production of new models in Shanghai, increase cooperation with Chinese enterprises and Shanghai enterprises in the industrial chain, and explore expanding cooperation space in clean energy, municipal transportation and other fields. The business environment is not the best, only better. We will use the Tesla case as an example to optimize the business environment, so that “Tesla Speed” becomes the “Shanghai speed” of the norm, and strive to provide various types of enterprises in Shanghai development to provide better quality, more efficient services.
The Tesla Superfactory project refreshes “Shanghai Speed” time and time again, and also creates “Tesla Speed,” Ying yong said. Shanghai’s partnership with Tesla is just the beginning, and the future is promising. We will create a better business environment and market environment for Tesla’s development in Shanghai, respect and protect intellectual property rights, and help enterprises achieve better development.
Elon Musk says that every time he comes to China and Shanghai, he can fully feel the boom and enthusiasm of the hot land. The Tesla Shanghai Superplant project has been able to create an amazing pace of construction thanks to the efficient collaboration of both teams. Tesla will continue to take root in Shanghai, deep into China, and strive to upgrade the technical level of new energy vehicles and new energy products, continue to focus on doing a good job of products, better meet user needs.
Tesla’s Shanghai Super Factory integrates research and development, manufacturing and sales functions, with a planned annual output of 150,000 electric vehicles. The launch of the domestic Model Y is an SUV model, the project will optimize and upgrade the production process of new energy vehicles, will also manufacture new energy vehicles key components.
Shanghai leaders Chen Wei, Wu Qing and Zhu Geyujie participated in related activities.