Tesla Giga Shanghai in China appears to be ramping up manufacturing of Made-in-China Model 3 to a brand new excessive to assist the corporate’s goal to produce 500,000 cars in 2020.

Not less than that’s what one would possibly assume seeing the most recent video report from WU WA channel (as of October 15, 2020). There are a whole lot of MIC automobiles parked within the parking zone, prepared for supply.

That is an enormous change in comparison with an nearly empty area simply a week earlier. Properly, Tesla has objectives, and there may be demand to fulfill so we don’t anticipate something apart from this:

Tesla Gigafactory 3 - October 15, 2020 (source: WU WA)

Tesla Gigafactory 3 – October 15, 2020 (supply: WU WA)

The automobiles are delivered to clients at supply facilities, like this one in Waigaoqiao, Pudong, Shanghai (70 km / 44 miles away from the plant):

A brand new factor on the manufacturing facility is a brand new Tesla Supercharging station, reportedly the world’s largest with some 64 particular person stalls (4 strings, 16 every).

It isn’t clear whether or not these are all V3, however for positive the full energy have to be enormous.

Giga Shanghai could be truly the world’s most dense place for Supercharging, as there’s a 40-stall station on the opposite facet too. That may give a complete of 100+.

Tesla Gigafactory 3 - October 15, 2020 (source: WU WA)

Tesla Gigafactory 3 – October 15, 2020 (supply: WU WA)

Based on Moneyball, the manufacturing of the entry-level MIC Mannequin 3 with LFP batteries, provided by CATL, already began. The pack is reportedly 55 kWh, whereas the vitality density of the cells is 170 Wh/kg.

Mannequin 3 with these batteries can go 468 km (291 miles) below NEDC check cycle (anticipate far much less within the real-world).


Tesla Gigafactory 3 information:

  • location: Shanghai, China
  • wholly-owned subsidiary (not three way partnership)
  • anticipated complete funding: about $2 billion
  • development was began in January 2019
  • function: manufacturing of inexpensive variations of Mannequin 3/Mannequin Y for higher China area (greater price variations of three/Y and all S/X to be produced within the U.S.)
  • battery packs can be assembled utilizing lithium-ion cells from numerous suppliers, together with Panasonic
  • anticipated quantity: 150,000 per 12 months within the first part and 500,000 per 12 months sooner or later
  • Targets: manufacturing of automobiles (between 1,000 to 2,000 per week by the tip of 2019) to start out within the second-half of 2019 (quantity manufacturing, of three,000 automobiles per week initially, from 2020),
  • First buyer deliveries of Made-in-China (MIC) Model 3 occurred on December 30, 2019
  • Elon Musk officially announced Model Y program at Gigafactory 3 on January 7, 2020
  • Tesla was capable of obtain a manufacturing fee of about 280 automobiles a day (10-hour shift) or nearly 2,000 per week in December 2019. The manufacturing capability was as much as 3,000 automobiles per week. Manufacturing of battery packs began in December 2019 (however on the time not but on the fee of automobile manufacturing).
  • The manufacturing was resumed on February 10, 2020, after an prolonged break, attributable to the battle with coronavirus
  • Within the first half of April 2020, Tesla made the Long Range version of the MIC Model 3 available for order
  • In June 2020, Tesla made the MIC Model Y available for order
  • As of the tip of the June 2020, some 50,000 Model 3 were produced cumulatively
  • From mid-2020 Tesla might be capable of produce 4,000 items per week (200,000 a 12 months)