Tesla recently added a second shift of workers, which will stay in a closed loop system and expects to increase its output further this week.
Tesla Shanghai restored its production with a weekly output to nearly 70% of the level it operated before the COVID-19 lockdown, according to a report by Reuters citing people who are familiar with the matter.
Last week, the Shanghai facility added a second shift of workers. The unnamed sources said that their output is expected to increase further this week.
The Shanghai facility plans to stay in a closed-loop system until June 13.
The facility was forced to shut down earlier this year due to COVID-19 lockdowns imposed by the government. The company lost around 50,000 units due to the temporary shutdown.
The Shanghai plant reopens in mid-April. Even though having only one shift of workers, the facility produced 10,757 units of Model Y and Model 3. According to the China Passenger Car Association data, they sold 1,512 of the assembled units.
Accordingly, Tesla Giga Shanghai, also known as Gigafactory 3, seemed to accelerate its production and return to its pre-lockdown levels. They can produce about 2,600 electric vehicles per day again, now with an additional workforce.
They were also able to export multiple shipments with 4,000 units in just one week.
After facing difficulties in the past month, Tesla Shanghai is seemingly back in its shape again. Tesla CEO Elon Musk also appreciated the Shanghai facility and its team with a tweet: “I have so much respect for the Tesla Shanghai team.”
After two months of lockdown, Shanghai already announced that it will be fully lifted starting on June 1.