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Tesla's Shanghai Gigafactory begins production of Model Y

by:Yisheng      2021-06-09

According to foreign media reports, the latest drone video shows that Tesla has begun production of Model Y models at the Shanghai Super Factory.



Model Y (Image source: Tesla)


Wu Wa is a YouTube blogger who regularly publishes drone videos taken above the Shanghai Super Factory on his channel. This week, he discovered that there are multiple Tesla Model Ys out of the factory. He wrote in the video description: 'This week we saw 40 Model Ys with protective covers in the parking lot of the Shanghai factory. Another 4 Model Ys have just joined. Workers are preparing to put protective covers on the vehicles. '


According to previous reports, Tesla has adopted a new introduction strategy for Model Y. In the past when new models were launched, Tesla was first produced at the Fremont plant in California and then exported to other markets. For Model Y, Tesla has adopted a local production strategy.


In the past 9 months, Tesla has been expanding the Shanghai Super Factory to prepare for the production of Model Y electric SUVs. The factory has more than doubled its size. In October, Tesla released a photo of the Model Y plant in the Shanghai Super Factory. Last month, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology approved the company to produce Model Y in China.


Tesla has always stated that it will start producing Model Y at the Shanghai plant from 'early 2021deliver. The first batch of Model Y produced by the Shanghai Super Factory is expected to be delivered to Tesla employees.


Model Y is very much anticipated in the Chinese market. The car is expected to shine in the small SUV/crossover market in China. This segment of the market is very popular in China. Start-ups such as Weilai and Xiaopeng were targeting the SUV segment when they released their first electric vehicles.


Last month, a Chinese auto market analyst estimated that after the launch of the low-priced Model Y, Tesla can sell up to 30,000 vehicles per month, which is about the amount of Model 3 domestic sales. About 3 times.

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