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Made in China Tesla sets off for the first time for export to Europe

Made in China Tesla sets off for the first time for export to Europe

Source: Xinhua News Agency

A Model 3 car in Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory taken on October 26. Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Ding Ting

Xinhua News Agency, Shanghai, October 28 (Reporter Zhou Rui) “Tesla Speed” has been refreshed again! The reporter learned on the 27th that the Model 3 manufactured in China by the world-renowned automobile company Tesla set off for the first time from Shanghai for export to Europe. The first batch of exported vehicles reached 7,000, which is less than two years after the start of Tesla’s super factory in Shanghai Lingang. year.

After the official departure by sea, these vehicles will arrive at the port of Zeebrugge in Belgium at the end of November and will be exported to Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland and other European countries.

A Model 3 car in Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory taken on October 26. Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Ding Ting

“Since this year, despite being affected by the epidemic, with the support and help of Chinese governments and partners at all levels, the construction and operation of the factory have continued to advance at a high speed.” said Zhu Xiaotong, vice president of Tesla and president of Greater China, China The Model 3 manufactured can not only be supplied to the Chinese market on a large scale, but also passed all the certification requirements for entering the European market. This is a milestone in the development of Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory. It not only shows the world the speed of China’s construction, but also shows China The quality of manufacturing.

A Model 3 car in Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory taken on October 26. Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Ding Ting

Shanghai Executive Deputy Mayor Chen Yin said at the “Tesla Shanghai Super Factory China-made Vehicles Export Ceremony” that the weekly production capacity of Tesla Shanghai Super Factory has stabilized at 3,500 to 4,000 vehicles by the end of September. More than 85,000 cars were produced, and the industrial output value was approximately 21.6 billion yuan. At present, Model 3 has reached the designed capacity, and the Model Y production line is also under construction. Key component projects such as power batteries and drive motors are accelerating the landing.

“As Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory starts its vehicle export business, its exports of vehicles and batteries during the year are expected to reach 450 million U.S. dollars. This demonstrates the advanced productivity and international competitiveness of China’s new energy vehicle manufacturing. The dual-cycle u2019 new development pattern has made a positive contribution, and it also has a symbolic significance and a positive industry leading role for the development of China’s new energy automobile industry.” Chen Yin said.

A Model 3 car in Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory taken on October 26. Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Ding Ting

Tesla continues to expand investment, conveying confidence in deepening the Chinese market. Zhu Xiaotong said that in the future, Tesla will continue to expand production, sales, after-sales service and infrastructure construction in China to promote business development in China.

The Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory is China’s first wholly foreign-owned vehicle manufacturing project and Tesla’s first overseas factory. The Tesla Shanghai Super Factory, located in the Lingang New Area of ​​the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, “ran out” in 2019 from the “Tesla Speed” that was started, put into production, and delivered that year.

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