Tesla in Lin-gang Special Area
July 10, 2018
Tesla Gigafactory settles in Lin-gang
Shanghai municipal government signs an MOU with Tesla Corporation on July 10, 2018. [Photo/WeChat account: shlgguanweihui]
Tesla Gigafactory, which plans to produce 500,000 electric vehicles annually, officially settled in Shanghai Lin-gang Area on July 10, 2018, establishing the largest foreign-funded manufacturing project in Shanghai's history.
Shanghai government and Tesla Inc signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on deepening cooperation in technological innovation and industrial development.
The Tesla Gigafactory will integrate research and development (R&D), manufacturing, sales and other functions.
The newly unveiled Tesla (Shanghai) Electric Vehicle R&D Innovation Center is an important part of Tesla's global R&D system. It is mainly engaged in R&D and innovation of electric vehicles, and will actively promote the transformation of innovative technology achievements in electric vehicles.
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, said the Gigafactory in Shanghai was Tesla's first such factory outside the United States, which was also the most advanced electric vehicle factory, and that he hoped it would be a model for sustainable development.