Tesla China delivered 28,217 vehicles in July amid Giga Shanghai upgrades to improve Model 3 and Model Y output.
Tesla exported 19,756 cars from Giga Shanghai in July. Recently, a bunch of Model Y and Model 3 cars arrived in Australia and New Zealand. The First Model Y delivery It’s said to have started in Australia, while New Zealand deliveries are expected to start soon.
The China Passenger Car Association (ECCP) reported that Tesla’s share of China’s new energy vehicle market was 1.7%, down 2.2% year-over-year. Overall, new energy sales in China were 26.7% in July, up 11.9% from July 2021.
Tesla Giga Shanghai Upgrade
Tesla China’s July numbers fell as Giga Shanghai temporarily halted production to upgrade its Model 3 and Model Y assembly lines. Giga Shanghai finished upgrading the Model Y assembly line in mid-July. The upgrade to the Model 3 assembly line was expected to be completed by August 7, with production resuming on August 8.
The Tesla Giga has faced tough challenges since production in Shanghai was shut down this year due to the Covid outbreak. But Tesla China said Peak EV sales in June. It sold 78,000 units in June, a month-on-month growth of 142%. Tesla Giga Shanghai produced 33,544 vehicles in May and 10,757 vehicles in April.
Tesla’s 2022 production target
Tesla Giga Shanghai’s April-to-June production numbers reveal that the factory can quickly ramp up its output even after shutting down operations for some time. With the upgrades likely complete, Giga Shanghai’s August numbers will be interesting to watch
In the first quarter of 2022, Tesla reported 310,048 deliveries, although Giga Shanghai production was disrupted by shutdowns in the last few crucial weeks of the quarter. And Tesla China was working only one shift in the second quarter.
Tesla reported 254,695 deliveries in the second quarter of 2022 In total, Tesla delivered 564,743 vehicles in the first half of 2022
During the last earnings call, Tesla reiterated its goal of more than 50% growth by the end of the year. Elon Musk added that Tesla aimed to reach 2 million vehicles by the end of the year. With its Fremont factory, Giga Shanghai, Giga Berlin and its new headquarters in Austin, Tesla has a good chance of meeting its goals.