Mar 1, 2023 - 03:44 pm
Tesla is rumoured to release updated Model Y in 2024
Tesla is apparently also working on a revised version of the Model Y. According to an agency report, the new Model Y is being developed under the codename ‘Juniper’ and is scheduled to go into production in October 2024.
Feb 16, 2023 - 09:31 am
Tesla starts up battery plant in Grünheide
Production of the first battery components has kicked off at Tesla’s German factory in Grünheide. Jörg Steinbach, Brandenburg’s Minister of Economic Affairs, informed the state parliament after visiting the factory. Tesla itself has not yet commented on the commissioning.
Feb 2, 2023 - 11:24 am
Tesla steps up production to meet growing demand
Tesla plans to produce an average of 20,000 vehicles at its Shanghai factory in February and March. This is according to an internal planning memo available to the news agency Reuters. That would bring the production roughly back to the level of September 2022, when the factory turned out 82,088 Model 3 and Model Y.
Dec 7, 2022 - 03:40 pm
Tesla running in circles to deliver the Model Y
Tesla has expanded the offer of their Model Y to Taiwan, but due to import and export restrictions, the vehicles are being imported all the way from Germany, instead of the Giga Shanghai just around the corner.
Nov 7, 2022 - 04:15 pm
Audi to create an exclusive charging network in China
Audi has just announced the construction of fast-charging stations in Chinese cities with up to 360 kW of power. The first of these fast chargers are to be installed in major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, from the end of 2022. The network will be exclusively available for Audi drivers.
Oct 4, 2022 - 04:15 pm
Ballard to build fuel cell development facility in China
Canadian fuel cell specialist Ballard Power Systems has announced a $130 million investment in China. This will be used to build both a development centre and a membrane electrode assembly (MEA) factory near Shanghai. The planned opening is in 2025.
Oct 4, 2022 - 02:43 pm
Fuel cell vehicles on curated approach in China
SAIC Maxus has released 80 fuel cell minivans in Shanghai through Xiangdao Chuxing, a SAIC mobility platform. The hydrogen-powered Maxus Mifa forms part of a growing FCEV line-up bolstered by support from the Chinese government. Toyota, too is trying to make a stand in China.
Sep 26, 2022 - 12:42 pm
Xpeng has launched 7 supercharging stations in China
Xpeng has launched ultra-fast charging sites in five Chinese cities with its new S4 supercharging stations capable of 480 kW. XPeng currently has 1,011 charging stations in operation, including the seven with S4 supercharging columns. The company aims to add more than 500 S4 stations by 2023.
Aug 26, 2022 - 05:12 pm
China: Power to the people or to the carmakers?
The current heat wave in China, which marks the worst heatwave since 1961, is now also hampering car production accross the country. After extreme heat and drought led to power outages, the Sichuan province ordered most factories there to close for six days.
Aug 19, 2022 - 10:51 am
Tesla cuts down on delivery times in China
Tesla has shortened the forecast delivery times for all Model Y and Model 3 variants produced in China by an average of around four weeks. The modifications at the Shanghai plant to increase production rates are apparently having an effect.
Jul 4, 2022 - 12:45 pm
Tesla production quota sinks by 50,000 units over Q2
Tesla produced 258,580 vehicles and delivered 254,695 in the second quarter. This is significantly less than in the record quarter Q1/2022, which is due to the ongoing problems with the supply chains and the temporary closures of the Shanghai plant.
Apr 21, 2022 - 01:56 am
Tesla starts 2022 with record profits
Tesla has presented their business figures for the first quarter of 2022. Tesla achieved a surplus of 3.32 billion euros. While the production stop in Shanghai at the end of the quarter prevented better results, it is only likely to show its full effect in Q2.
Apr 20, 2022 - 11:53 am
Production resumes at the Shanghai Gigafactory
Tesla’s Shanghai plant has apparently resumed suspended production. According to a media report, battery and motor production is up and running again and vehicle assembly is being gradually increased. It is unclear how long the factory’s inventory will last.
Apr 4, 2022 - 11:48 am
Tesla achieves delivery record in Q1 of 2022
Tesla delivered 310,048 electric cars in the first three months of the year, more than in any previous quarter. Production fell minimally from the fourth quarter of 2021 to 305,407 vehicles. But the second quarter is starting off with difficulties.
Mar 16, 2022 - 03:29 pm
Tesla to pause production in Shanghai for two days
According to an agency report, Tesla is suspending production at its Shanghai plant for two days. The background is likely a Covid 19 outbreak in China, leading to strict movement controls in some cities, including Shanghai.
Feb 8, 2022 - 02:20 pm
Tesla to boost Giga Shanghai production capacities
The production capacity of the Tesla factory in Shanghai is to be increased to over one million vehicles per year in the coming years. Currently, one expansion stage is already underway. Should the target actually reach seven figures, further expansion work is likely to follow.
Jan 27, 2022 - 03:00 am
Tesla takes stock of 2021 as a “breakthrough year”
With more than 930,000 vehicles delivered, Tesla confirmed it also achieved new records in sales and profits in 2021, as the new annual report shows. The manufacturer itself speaks of a “breakthrough year”. In the medium term, Tesla wants to deliver 50 per cent more cars per year – and could thus come close to […]
Jan 8, 2022 - 03:49 pm
CATL delivers first LFP cells to Tesla Giga Shanghai
CATL’s new battery factory near the Tesla Gigafactory in Shanghai announced in August 2021 is progressing fast. Local media reports CATL has already delivered the first cells to Tesla and that the factory is running at 60 per cent capacity.
Jan 7, 2022 - 12:01 pm
SVOLT lays foundation for new battery plant in China
Battery cell manufacturer SVOLT has laid the foundation stone for a new battery factory in China. The factory in Yancheng in the Chinese province of Jiangsu is scheduled to go into operation in the first half of 2023 and will have an annual capacity of 22.3 gigawatt-hours.
Nov 26, 2021 - 02:34 pm
Tesla upgrades Shanghai gigafactory production capacities
Tesla is upgrading the production lines of its Shanghai factory for higher capacity starting in December. The conversion work in the areas of the continuing production of the Model 3 and Model Y is expected to last until April 2022. In addition, the first Model Y Performance were delivered in China.
Oct 26, 2021 - 02:55 pm
Tesla opens first R&D centre outside the USA in Shanghai
Tesla has completed its new research and development centre at the Gigafactory in Shanghai. The facility is the electric carmaker’s first R&D centre outside the US. In parallel, Tesla has raised a data centre in Shanghai and opened a large delivery centre.
Oct 22, 2021 - 01:51 pm
Tesla rumoured to have ordered battery cells from BYD
The rumour that Tesla will also use blade batteries from BYD with LFP cells from the second quarter of 2022 onwards has received new food for thought: According to Chinese media, BYD has now received an initial order from Tesla for LFP battery cells with a volume of 10 GWh.
Oct 21, 2021 - 02:08 am
Tesla reaches balance between profit and investment over Q3
More vehicles delivered, more revenue, more profit: Tesla demonstrates its growth ambitions in the third quarter of 2021 – without losing profitability. In addition, the Californian company has published an interesting piece of news in its latest annual report: Tesla is making a global switch for standard range models to LFP batteries.
Oct 13, 2021 - 01:09 pm
China’s NEV sales continue to rise
In China, around 357,000 New Energy Vehicles were sold in September. Battery-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and fuel cell vehicles together accounted for a market share of 17.3 per cent. BYD continues to be the strongest brand.
Sep 28, 2021 - 03:55 pm
Tesla to build 300,000th vehicle in China so far this year
Tesla’s Gigafactory in Shanghai will apparently produce its 300,000th electric car this year. The upcoming annual general meeting of the Californian electric car manufacturer is also to take place at the production facility under construction in Texas. The date: 7 October.