Main section of Tesla's Shanghai Gigafactory Phase 2 completed
The main section of the second phase of Tesla's Shanghai Gigafactory has been completed and its Model Y will be mass-produced from the first quarter of next year, according to media reports.
At present, interior decoration and electromechanical testing are being carried out and are expected to be completed on schedule in October and November.
The second phase of Tesla's Shanghai Gigafactory, which began construction in February, will be mainly used to produce the Model Y cars.
Tesla China's official website revealed that two versions of the domestic made Model Y are available for pre-sale.
The pre-sale price of the long-endurance version of the car is 488,000 yuan ($71,443) while a high-performance version is pre-priced at 535,000 yuan. Production is expected as early as 2021, according to Tesla's official website.
The U.S. electric vehicle giant launched a hiring campaign in July to recruit 1,000 workers to help expand its assembly capabilities
Posted jobs included multiple manufacturing positions such as production operators, quality inspectors, logistics forklift workers and security guards, according to a post published by Pudong Fabu, the official WeChat account of Pudong New Area government in Shanghai in August.
Tesla's Shanghai Gigafactory is its first Gigafactory outside of the U.S., created to mainly produce Tesla Model 3 and Tesla Model Y.
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