Main section of Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory Phase 2 completed

Source: Global Times Published: 2020/9/7 11:57:28

A view of the phase two project of Tesla's gigafactory in Shanghai over the weekend. Construction of the project began at the beginning of the year, and the main buildings of certain plants have been completed, according to media reports. The phase two factory is expected to begin trial production in the second half of the year, mainly on the Model Y. Photo: CNSphoto

The main section of the second phase of Tesla's Shanghai Gigafactory has been completed and its Model Y will be mass-produced from the first quarter of next year, according to media reports.

At present, interior decoration and electromechanical testing are being carried out and are expected to be completed on schedule in October and November.

The second phase of Tesla's Shanghai Gigafactory, which began construction in February, will be mainly used to produce the Model Y cars.

Tesla China's official website revealed that two versions of the domestic made Model Y are available for pre-sale.

The pre-sale price of the long-endurance version of the car is 488,000 yuan ($71,443) while a high-performance version is pre-priced at 535,000 yuan. Production is expected as early as 2021, according to Tesla's official website.

The US electric vehicle giant launched a hiring campaign in July to recruit 1,000 workers to help expand its assembly capabilities 

Posted jobs included multiple manufacturing positions such as production operators, quality inspectors, logistics forklift workers and security guards, according to a post published by Pudong Fabu, the official WeChat account of Pudong New Area government in Shanghai in August.

Tesla's Shanghai Gigafactory is its first Gigafactory outside of the US, created to mainly produce Tesla Model 3 and Tesla Model Y.


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