Giga Shanghai, which has been in existence since 2019, has shown outstanding performance to meet market demand. Although production at Giga Shanghai was hampered by the regional lockdown due to Covid-19.
According to Motorauthority, Tesla had a confirmation letter sent on May 1 to officials of Shanghai’s Lingang Special Area, where the factory is located.
In their statement, they said that they would build a new production facility with an annual capacity of 450,000 vehicles. Regarding what electric cars will be produced first at the facility, it is reported that they will produce the Tesla Model 3 and Tesla Model Y.
Lingang Special Area is a free trade zone located in the southern part of Shanghai. The Shanghai Giga is the first fully foreign owned production facility.
From Giga Shanghai, Tesla has produced Model 3 and Model Y. Regarding sales performance, throughout 2021, Tesla has succeeded in producing as many as 484,130 vehicles.
In addition to having a central facility in China, Tesla also has a production facility in Berlin which is the second factory established outside the United States. In the United States alone, Tesla has just inaugurated Giga Austin which is a new production facility and becomes their headquarters.