Tesla's production ramp-up for the updated Model 3 is in full swing, with thousands of vehicles now ready for shipment at the port of Shanghai. This notable surge in production comes after Tesla received approval from China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) to increase manufacturing volumes.
A recent video shared by WuWa, showcasing the bustling activity at Shanghai's Nankang port, reveals an impressive assembly of Model 3s awaiting loading onto ships bound for various overseas markets. Notably, this marks a departure from Tesla's previous practice of producing cars in smaller batches and dispersing them across multiple warehouses.
Exciting news for European customers is that the first deliveries of the updated Model 3 are expected to be in Europe. This revelation is supported by the presence of the European Union logo on all cars at the port. Tesla's online configurator also indicates that Model 3 deliveries in Europe are slated for October-November.
However, it's worth noting that deliveries in China are not expected until early 2024, as per WuWa's sources. While ramping up production will indeed take some time, Tesla's Giga Shanghai facility has the capacity to manufacture thousands of vehicles per month. This prompts speculation about the possibility of additional markets receiving the updated Model 3 in the near future.
As Tesla's Chinese factory remains the sole producer of the new Model 3, this development follows the recent launch of the updated model earlier this month, initially catering to the Asia-Pacific region.