Tesla is prepared to expand its production capacity for 250,000 cars a year at the Shangai Gigafactory. The original goal is to produce over half a million vehicles per year.
The plans are clear: “The Shanghai factory is key to Tesla’s growth strategy. There it aims to produce 150,000 Model 3 sedans and later hike output to 250,000 a year, including the Model Y, according to a Shanghai government filing in 2018.”
The American automaker still imports plenty of car parts, such as batteries to the new factory but it could change in the future to increase the numbers on the production line: “The US automaker, which started delivering Model 3 electric sedans from its Shanghai factory in December, plans to add lines to make more battery packs, electric motors, and motor controllers, according to the document submitted by Tesla to Shanghai government.”