Shanghai gigafactory boosts Tesla's global delivery speed

en.lgxc.gov.cn| Updated: Jan 10, 2022 L M S


Visitors check out a Tesla Model 3 in an exhibition center in Shanghai's Qingpu district in April, 2021. [Photo by Fan Jianlei/For China Daily]

Tesla's gigafactory in East China's Shanghai city delivered 413,000 electric vehicles in 2021 as of Nov 30, up 242 percent from the same period of the previous year as data shows by the China Passenger Car Association, or CPCA.

The figure strongly contributed to Tesla's annual delivery of 936,172 electric vehicles in 2021, an 87.2 percent increase compared to 2020.

Tesla's made-in-China sedans have been exported to countries such as Denmark, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands, and Norway with a localization rate of parts reaching 86 percent.

In the third quarter of 2021, the Shanghai gigafactory produced more Model 3 and Model Y than the Fremont plant in the US for the first time, boosting Tesla's global delivery speed. 

CPCA's latest data also showed that Tesla's monthly sales in China have exceeded 50,000 vehicles for three consecutive months.

Tesla's service and charging network continues to expand as deliveries rise and its owner base expands. It built more than 1,000 supercharging stations, over 9,000 superchargers, and 700 destination charging stations on the Chinese mainland in 2021.