The electric vehicle manufacturer will have plans to shut down production at the plant outside Shanghai during the first two weeks of July to update it.
This happens from an internal message like Reuters gained insight.
The purpose of the upgrade is to increase production to record levels, by making 22,000 cars per week at the Shanghai plant.
The plant was shut down for two months, after Shanghai locked down the city, and Tesla was forced to lay off thousands of employees. Before Shanghai took action against the spread of Corona, Tesla’s original plan was to produce 8,000 Model 3 cars and 14,000 Model Y cars per week starting in mid-May.
The electric car factory has been producing 17,000 cars per week since mid-June, and wants to reach the production target after the gradual opening of Shanghai.
“Our limits are in raw materials and the ability to increase production levels,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk told Bloomberg on Tuesday.
– We are working to increase production capacity as quickly as possible, he says.
Production at the plant could fall by a third compared to the first quarter, after Chinese restrictions hampered production.
Last year, Tesla electric cars produced in China made up half of the company’s sales, based on Reuters calculations.
The closures mean that customers have to wait longer to charge their cars.
In Australia, you have to wait until the first quarter of 2023 before Model Y cars arrive, while Europeans expect to have theirs by the end of 2022. The Chinese have a 24-week waiting period for cars manufactured in China.
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