Tesla's Model Y daily production at its Shanghai Gigafactory has reached 1,000 units as of August 21, surpassing the Model 3's daily production of 800 units, according to Twitter user @bentv_sh.
— 乌瓦 (@bentv_sh) August 21, 2021
Tesla was able to achieve that production because its Model Y line at the Shanghai Gigafactory was shut down for four days last week, paving the way for an upgrade at the plant, he said in the description of a video.
Tesla currently produces the Model 3 and Model Y in its Shanghai Gigafactory, and they supply not only the Chinese market but also overseas markets.
At the end of July this year, Tesla said that the company has completed the transition of the Shanghai Gigafactory as a major vehicle export center.
Electric cars produced at Tesla's Shanghai Gigafactory have already begun to be exported to other regions, with 8,210 units of Model Y sent to Europe in July, Shanghai Securities News reported last Monday.
This was also the first export of Model Y models from Tesla's Shanghai Gigafactory to Europe as a new export base, the report said.
In July, Tesla's Shanghai plant exported a total of 24,347 electric vehicles, according to the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA).
Among them, 16,137 units of exported vehicles were Model 3 and 8,210 units were Model Y, according to the CPCA.
Tesla sent 4,410 China-made Model 3 vehicles to Europe in Shanghai on Aug. 20, according to an article released Sunday by the Administrative Committee of the New Lingang Area of the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone.