Tesla Completes Production Capacity Expansion at Shanghai Plant

Tesla Completes Production Capacity Expansion at Shanghai Plant

A Tesla sign is displayed at its factory in Shanghai, China, on May 13, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song/File photo

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SHANGHAI, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) completed a project to expand production capacity at its Shanghai plant on Monday, according to a statement on a Shanghai government platform for companies’ environmental information disclosure. .

Tesla will test the production lines for the upgrade from September 19 to November 30, the statement added.

Reuters earlier reported that Tesla had been ramping up production to meet a goal of producing around 22,000 Model 3 and Model Y cars per week at the Shanghai plant.

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Tesla did not respond to a request for comment from Reuters.

The US automaker planned to invest up to 1.2 billion yuan ($170 million) to expand production capacity at its Shanghai factory, allowing it to employ an additional 4,000 people at the site, the state-run Beijing Daily newspaper reported in last November.

The project was originally expected to be completed in April, Chinese media reported at the time.

($1 = 7.0169 Chinese yuan)

(This story corrects paragraph 3 to read…22,000 units…not…2,200 units)

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Reporting by Zhang Yan, Brenda Goh; Edited by Toby Chopra

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