Tesla plans to add facilities at its Shanghai plant to repair and replicate key components such as electric motors and battery cells, Reuters reported on Monday, citing a document the company filed with Shanghai authorities.
The document also showed that Tesla would add manufacturing capacity for vehicle structures and electric motor controllers, without presenting detailed figures for its manufacturing capacity.
Tesla said on its website that the materials in Tesla's car batteries are recoverable and recyclable.
The company's third-generation Supercharger (V3) rolled off the production line in February when Tesla's Shanghai Supercharger plant was put into operation, less than half a year after the project was launched in August 2020.
With an investment of about 42 million yuan and an area of nearly 5,000 square meters, the factory integrates R&D and production.
It has an initial planned annual capacity of 10,000 Superchargers and is primarily a V3 charging pile, which is Tesla's most advanced charging pile to date, with a 15-minute charge that can replenish up to 250 kilometers of range.
Tesla China's March sales reached 35,478 units, up 94 percent from February and 249 percent from a year ago, according to data from the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA).
Model 3 sales in March reached 25,327 units, up 85 percent from February and 149 percent from a year ago.
Model Y sales exceeded 10,000 units for the first time in a single month, reaching 10,151 units, up 119 percent from the previous month.