Tesla has had a car plant up and working in China since 2019, and now the corporate has confirmed plans for building of a second Chinese language plant to maintain up with robust demand each domestically and overseas.
Tesla made the affirmation in a letter despatched on Could 1 to officers in Shanghai’s Lingang Particular Space, the place Tesla’s present plant is positioned.
In its letter, Tesla mentioned it is going to construct a brand new plant with an annual capability of 450,000 automobiles near the prevailing plant, in response to Reuters which obtained a duplicate of the letter. The primary automobiles constructed on the new plant are anticipated to be the Mannequin 3 and Mannequin Y.
The Lingang Particular Space is a free-trade zone positioned south of Shanghai. The Tesla plant there’s the primary car plant in China to be wholly owned by a overseas firm. It builds the Mannequin 3 and Mannequin Y, each for native sale and export, and in 2021 it constructed 484,130 automobiles—or greater than half of Tesla’s report deliveries of 936,000 automobiles that 12 months.
Tesla lately accomplished a plant close to Austin, Texas, which builds the Mannequin Y and is earmarked to construct the Cybertruck, whose begin of manufacturing is presently delayed to 2023. Tesla has additionally simply accomplished a plant close to Berlin, Germany, to construct the Mannequin 3 and Mannequin Y.
Tesla’s first plant in Fremont, California, nonetheless churns out the Mannequin S, Mannequin X, Mannequin 3 and Mannequin Y, and the corporate additionally has a plant new Reno, Nevada, which is used for elements, in addition to Tesla’s vitality storage merchandise.
Tesla in its letter additionally thanked the Lingang officers for his or her assist in getting the prevailing plant reopened on April 19 after three weeks of Covid lockdown measures. Tesla talked about the transport organized for the employees on the plant in addition to the disinfection work carried out on the website.