SMM News: recently, Tesla Global Vice President Tao Lin said in an interview that Tesla's second pure electric SUV Model Y will be offline in Shanghai in the first quarter of 2021. At present, the second phase of Shanghai Super Factory is also progressing very smoothly, and the construction is expected to be completed by the end of this year.
When Tesla announced its plan to build a plant in Shanghai in the early days, it aimed to produce 150000 Model 3s a year in the first phase, but the target was achieved very quickly half a year after it was put into production. In its first-quarter earnings report this year, Tesla said it was working to produce 4000 vehicles a week, or about 200000 vehicles a year, by mid-2020, and the timing for achieving that goal is clearer.
The Model Y is Tesla's fifth model and the second SUV product after Tesla's Model X. The new car was officially launched in mid-March 2019 with a starting price of $39000 (about 260000 yuan) and a total of four versions. Delivery began in March this year and is the fastest delivery model that Tesla has launched.
According to Musk's plan, the Tesla Model Y is completely different from other models, which are made at the Fremont plant in the United States and exported to the rest of the world, but only the Model Y is sold after local mass production. Production at Tesla's overseas plants has been delayed by the new crown epidemic, and the Berlin plant is not expected to start production until the summer of 2021, which means Chinese consumers will get the Model Y earlier than European consumers.
Tao Lin also confirmed the planned timetable for the introduction of Model Y into China, and the electric SUV will be launched in the Shanghai super factory in the first quarter of 2021. Tao Lin said that the construction of the second phase of the Shanghai superfactory is progressing very smoothly and is expected to be completed by the end of 2020 and put into production in the first quarter of 2021, just over a year after Musk announced the launch of the Model Y production project in Shanghai on January 7, 2020, which once again broke the speed of Tesla. Tesla is building a new plant for the Model Y production line next to the existing plant in Shanghai, which could eventually double the size of the Shanghai Tesla super factory.
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