Another sign Tesla is planning for a big year in 2021 is a recent report that a parts supplier has seen a big increase in orders from the automaker.
The Taiwan-based company Pegatron manufactures the central control system for the Model 3. According to sources who spoke with DIGITIMES, the electronics manufacturing company has an usually large increase in orders for those parts.
With demand for Tesla vehicles expected to grow even further in 2021, the company also says it is working on plans to build manufacturing facilities in the US. Those facilities would specifically be built to supply parts to Tesla.
While it is unclear when or where these parts will be used, there is a good chance many of them will go to Giga Shanghai. Tesla is targeting to produce 550,000 vehicles in 2021 at Giga Shanghai alone, with more than half of those being the Model 3.
To put that number into perspective, Tesla is aiming to deliver 500,000 vehicles around the world in 2020. That number is still within reach despite a 2-month shutdown of its only manufacturing facility in the US in Fremont, California.