Construction progress continues at breakneck speed at Tesla Gigafactory Shanghai (aka Tesla Gigafactory 3), with the latest video update from Wuwa Vision (烏瓦) showing roofs starting to go up on several of the site’s structures.
“With the current construction speed, the factory will complete construction in July or August, a construction worker told the Global Times on condition of anonymity. His prediction was echoed by another worker who anticipated that the construction can wrap up in July.”
1/ On April 2, Wu Qing, Deputy Mayor of Shanghai 🇨🇳, met with Jerome Guillen, #Tesla President of Automotive & the team. Production equipments are expected to install in May, & some production lines will be mass-produced at the end of 2019.$TSLA #China #TeslaChina #特斯拉 #中国 pic.twitter.com/CIwBqGtp8L
— Vincent 🚀🟠 (@vincent13031925) April 3, 2019
On Tuesday of this week, Jerome Guillen, president of automotive at Tesla, met with the deputy mayor of Shanghai, Wu Qing, to discuss construction progress, supply chain, and future development planning, as reported by Laoyaoba and covered in Vincent’s above tweet.
There’s also talk of some parts of the Shanghai site being complete enough by May 2019 for initial equipment installation to begin. It would make sense for the general assembly area to be a prioritized, but let’s see what happens.
The official timeline remains that vehicle production from the Gigafactory is planned for sometime between Q4 2019 and Q1 2020. Recent official Chinese records showed a September 2019 target for completion of the main stamping, bodywork, painting, and assembly workshops. We will likely get an official update from Tesla in the Q1 2019 report and investor call, due in early May.
I’d recommend watching the most recent 5 minute video by the charismatic 烏瓦, who has been admirably dedicated to bringing us great update videos on progress at the Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory: