Earlier this year, we wrote that Tesla began accepting orders for Model Y crossovers, the assembly of which the company established in Shanghai. Now locals claim that orders are now being accepted for the second quarter of 2021, and if you order the most expensive Performance version now, you will have to wait until the second half of the year. Rumor has it that the capacity of the Model Y production line at the Shanghai plant can make three thousand crossovers a week, which is approximately 40 thousand cars a quarter. Thus, the Chinese have already ordered more than 40 thousand Model Ys of local assembly.
The plant in China went into operation at the very end of 2019, becoming the second Tesla automobile enterprise in the world. Until recently, he produced exclusively Model 3 sedans, including for export. Now the enterprise is capable of producing about 250 thousand cars a year, and in the future its capacity should exceed 500 thousand cars annually.
As a reminder, the Tesla plant became the first fully foreign-owned automobile enterprise in China. All other foreign cars in China are produced by joint ventures.