Tesla began construction of a plant Gigafactory for the production of electric cars near Shanghai.
This was written by its founder, the billionaire Musk on Twitter.
“We plan to complete the initial construction in the summer to begin production of Model 3 to the end of the year and to achieve mass production next year,” writes Musk.
The plant will be located 75 kilometers from downtown Shanghai. Its area will be about 865 000 sq. m. Earlier, Tesla said that the Gigafactory is designed to produce approximately 250 thousand electric cars and battery packs a year.
The new plant will build a budget Model 3 / Y for the Chinese market. Electric cars are still more expensive to produce at the factory in the USA.
Tesla showed accelerated video of the Assembly process of the Tesla Model 3.
In December, the electric car manufacturer Tesla officially opened up the possibility of ordering cars in Ukraine.