Update: Tesla to build new mega factory in Shanghai-Xinhua

Update: Tesla to build new mega factory in Shanghai

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2023-04-09 18:32:15

This aerial photo taken on Aug. 20, 2022 shows the Tesla Gigafactory in the Lingang new area of the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone in east China's Shanghai. (Xinhua/Jin Liwang)

SHANGHAI, April 9 (Xinhua) -- U.S. carmaker Tesla Inc. announced Sunday that it will build a new mega factory in Shanghai, which will be dedicated to manufacturing the company's energy storage product Megapack.

The new plant is scheduled to break ground in the third quarter of the year and start production in the second quarter of 2024, Tesla said at a signing ceremony of the project in Shanghai.

The new factory will initially produce 10,000 Megapack units every year, equal to around 40 GWh of energy storage. The products will be sold worldwide. 


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