A new drone video at Tesla’s Gigafactory 3 construction site in Shanghai, China shows the factory is starting to take shape in a serious way as Tesla rushes to start production in just a few months.
About 7 months ago, Tesla announced a deal with the Shanghai government to build a wholly owned local factory and only about 5 months ago, they secured the 210-acres of land for Gigafactory 3 in China necessary.
They officially broke ground in January and plan to be done with the building by this summer.
Recent drone video footage of the construction site is showing some significant progress.
They are now only 3 months into production and it is already starting to look like a large factory building.
Here’s a new drone video filmed today at the Tesla Gigafactory 3 construction site in Shanghai (via Jason Yang):
For the first time, we are starting to see the walls of the building coming up.
Unlike Gigafactory 1 in Nevada, they are working on several different sections of the building at the same time.
In just 3 months of construction work, the giant factory project is already starting to look like a building:
At the Model Y unveiling, Tesla unveiled the finished design of the factory and we are already starting to see the project look a little that the rendering.
Musk claims that the factory will look like this by the end of the year:
Completing the building is one thing, but Tesla also wants to have vehicle production there by the end of the year.
When first announcing the plant, Tesla said that it expects “construction to begin in the near future” and that it “will take roughly two years” until they start volume production with a planned capacity of 200,000 units and “then another two to three years before the factory is fully ramped up to produce around 500,000 vehicles per year for Chinese customers.
They want to produce 3,000 Model 3 vehicles at Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai by the end of the year.
Last week, Musk said that they plan to start production at the beginning of the fourth quarter.
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