When in 2019 the Gigafactory Shanghai just started, the rate was 2,000 electric cars per week. Soon after the initiation of production, at the Tesla Gigafactory Shanghai had to shut down due to the coronavirus. The Chinese government has previously ordered the shutdown of Tesla’s new factory in Shanghai over coronavirus fears, which will delay the company’s production of the Model 3 there, executives announced in call with investors.
Now, it looks like Tesla is trying to cope up for the losses. With the current pace, Tesla will definitely have around 150,000 EVs ready in a year at their plant. Furthermore, the construction work in phase 2 is also going on. This will enable Tesla to increase the production
capacity to up to 250,000 units per year.
A Chinese YouTuber mentioned, the production of battery packs and electric motors will also start as soon as phase two becomes functioning.
However, various other factories of Tesla are still at a halt. Tesla’s Fremont and New York Gigafactory are forced to shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Conditions in the USA are quite severe. Even after all the possible efforts from all the government organizations and the world’s most renowned companies, the situation is still not under control.
Elon Musk confirmed the news via a tweet, Tesla will start manufacturing the ventilators at Gigafactory, New York.
News confirms that General Motors, Ford, and FCA have also come out to give a hand of help by manufacturing medical equipment. Recently, the president asked GM to manufacture more ventilators.
Earlier, FCA also announced to make and distribute one million masks per month for all the first responders