Today, the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology revealed on its official WeChat account, that as of May 19, since the resumption of work at the Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory, a total of 26,000 vehicles have been rolled off the production line. The report claims that at present, supply in the automobile industry chain is getting better. Many provinces and cities are making every effort to ensure the stable and smooth supply of the automobile industry chain. The industrial chain and supply chain of many automobile enterprises are gradually returning to stability.
In addition, more than 1,200 auto parts companies have also resumed production. The gradual recovery of the supply chain will also help car companies such as Tesla to further increase production. Shanghai is an important center of China’s auto industry, and auto production accounts for about 11% of the national output. Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory and other auto companies are gradually resuming work and production. This will further promote the balance of supply and demand in the new energy vehicle market.
About 26,000 units from the Tesla Shanghai factory are moving out
Tesla’s Shanghai plant was shut down on March 28 due to the lockdown measures taken in Shanghai. The lockdown persisted for nearly three weeks and resumed operations on April 19. At the time of resumption, the company had about 8,000 employees returning to work.
In the first month of resumption of work (April 19 to May 19), Tesla’s Shanghai plant produced a total of about 26,000 Model 3 and Model Y vehicles.
However, this figure is still far from the basic production capacity of Tesla’s factory before the epidemic. In months with higher production, the wholesale shipment of Tesla Shanghai factory can reach 65,000 to 71,000 vehicles.
If calculated in a 6-month cycle (September 2021 to March 2022), the average monthly output of Tesla’s Shanghai plant is close to 53,000.
After the Shanghai Gigafactory resumed work, it also resumed vehicle exports. During this period, Tesla has a total of two cargo ships sailing to Europe. According to reports, each ship carries more than 4,000 cars. Of this number, 4,767 were shipped to Slovenia and 4,027 were shipped to Belgium. This means that within a month of opening, the factory has shipped over 8000 cars to Europe.
Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory uses a closed-loop management
Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory will implement closed-loop management until mid-June. This means that until the end of the epidemic, employees will live in the factory after returning to work. Without dormitories, Tesla distributed mattresses and sleeping bags to employees, who slept inside the factory.
It is worth noting that Tesla is not the only company that adopts closed-loop management. Companies such as SAIC-GM and CATL have also adopted closed-loop management measures in Shanghai. When…
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