Spectacular aerial footage shows Tesla's $2billion 'Gigafactory' being built in China as workers aim to complete the assembly workshop by May
New aerial footage and images have captured the rapid progress being made in the construction of US electric carmaker Tesla's $2billion 'Gigafactory' in China.
Construction of the plant has been in full swing since January in Lingang area, a high-end manufacturing park in the southeast harbour of Shanghai.
Pile foundation works at the 864,885-square metre lot have been completed and the steel structure construction of the factory has begun, according to officials. Multiple sets of steel roof grids have also been installed.
A construction worker told the Global Times on condition of anonymity that the factory will complete construction in July or August with the current speed.
Tesla intends to use the 500,000-vehicle-capacity plant to produce base versions of Model 3 and later also the Model Y.
特斯拉计划利用这座50万辆产能的工厂生产Model 3的基础版本，以及之后的Model Y。
The project, with an investment of more than 50 billion yuan (US$7 billion), is the largest foreign-invested manufacturing project in Shanghai's history and Tesla's first plant outside the United States.
'We think with the resources here we can build the Shanghai Gigafactory in record time and we're looking forward to hopefully having some initial production of the Model 3 towards the end of this year and achieving volume production next year,' Tesla CEO Elon Musk said at the ground-breaking ceremony in January.
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vincent vegas, Boston, United States, 19 hours ago
I do hope the factory was engineered from the west, there will be a lot of people working in there.
LagerLout, FNQ, Australia, 1 day ago
So Tesla cares not for American workers, nice!
tommie12311, tacoma, United States, 2 days ago
YES China will mass produce Tesla vehicles..... to get Tesla job done
Michael, London, United Kingdom, 2 days ago
A few years from now can we expect another factory down the road...manufacturing the new home-grown 'Tisla'
decurion, swindon, 2 days ago
That's that technology lost to china then , they will have all the blueprints of the designs already and busy building their equivalent 10 x cheaper. How shortsighted
truthisoutthere, Essex, United Kingdom, 2 days ago
Anyone not unconvinced we will all be driving electric cars within 10 years only have to look at this article. The smart investors are all moving to electric. It just remains who will be the first to develop a 1000 mile fuel cell range
Mr Fluffy., Salt Lake, United States, 2 days ago
All the millions Tesla received from U.S. taxpayers and he builds in China.........boycott Tesla!
alsocurious, copenhagen, Denmark, 2 days ago
Car manufacturing appear to be one of the last bastions. But - if China produces everything on the planet then what is it taking in return? Money with which to buy up the West?
commonsensevoter, Clakston, United States, 2 days ago
As an American it is time to stop all subsidies to all electric vehicles. Let them compete.
GTUSA, THE OC, United States, 2 days ago
May of what year? EM is not too good at meeting deadlines.
Jim R, WARRINGTON, United Kingdom, 2 days ago
The American Dream...a factory in China.
BigFloppyBrexit, Canterbury, United Kingdom, 2 days ago
Make China Great Again
Imda_Princess, Denmark and, Norway, 2 days ago
So more American jobs?
AddisonTexas, Dallas, United States, 2 days ago
Cut off all aid to Musk. How dare him put this plant in China. He is a traitor.
Dr. Truth, Coral Springs, United States, 2 days ago
I thought they can build skyscrapers in China in 72 hours?
DWW, Abergele, United Kingdom, 2 days ago
Just like the Iphone. Hope countries slap on a big import tax on them.
Bilinga, Overtherainbow, United States, 2 days ago
Everything in my house is made in China. It makes me sick. It's been this way for decades.
Truth In Rock, Rock City, United States, 2 days ago
We give Musk our tax dollars and he builds his plant in China. Time to cut him off.
Dave, Surrey, United Kingdom, 2 days ago
They will meet all the deadlines.
John W. Burns, Wide Open Spaces, United States, 2 days ago
Right..May in what year, certainly not 2019...late and later
helmethead, SW Florida, United States, 2 days ago
Judging by the photos, it will never be ready in "May: which is only 21 days away.
bodcb, Caper, Canada, 2 days ago
Chinese steel................Good luck with that!.............
Someone, Somewhere in Lone Star, 2 days ago
Well, just crossed Tesla off of my list.
DocDaneeka, Leeds, United Kingdom, 2 days ago
America is no longer number one.
ChrisBakerofSurrey, Farnham, United Kingdom, 2 days ago
Why China? They never buy our stuff.
Floridian, USA, United States, 2 days ago
He sure made it easy for China to steal his technology. And why is this plant not in the USA? Not that I could afford to buy one, but if I could I wouldn't for that reason.
Nikola_T, Cleveland, United States, 2 days ago
4.9 Billion in U.S. Government subsidies to Tesla, empty auto factories all across the US, and he builds a new factory in China. Typical.