Tesla's Shanghai delivery highlights Shanghai efficiency
US electric carmaker Tesla Inc started its China-made Model Y project on Jan 7, one year after starting construction of its gigafactory in Shanghai.
The first Model 3 sedans produced by the plant were officially delivered to customers on that day.
China's first wholly foreign-owned vehicle manufacturing project, Tesla's Shanghai gigafactory signed in July 2018 and started construction on Jan 7, 2019. The first Model 3 sedans were delivered to its employees in December 2019, less than a year after the gigafactory broke ground.
Li Qiang, Party secretary of Shanghai, visited Tesla's Shanghai gigafactory and met with Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, in the morning.
He said that Tesla will be an example of how to improve the business environment, and the government will make it a model to provide enterprises in Shanghai with better quality and more efficient services.
First-phase production of the gigafactory is planned to reach 150,000. The Model Y project, with an SUV focus, will optimize and upgrade the production process of new energy vehicles and manufacture their key components.
Ying Yong, mayor of Shanghai and Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, start the Tesla China-made Model Y project on Jan 7, 2020. [Photo/WeChat account: shlgguanweihui]