Tesla to complete Shanghai plant in May
Construction of Tesla's new Gigafactory vehicle production plant in Shanghai is expected to be completed by May 2019 with commercial production slated for the end of this year.
The update was provided by Chen Mingbo, director of the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy, speaking to local reporters at the government's annual Two Sessions convention last week.
The Shanghai Gigafactory is the largest foreign-owned manufacturing project in the city's history, according to Chen, who pointed out that it took just six months between initial contract signing, land acquisition and construction start.
The plant will take care of vehicle assembly and key component manufacture, including battery packs.
The Gigafactory is slated to have a production capacity of 250,000 EVs per year by 2022.