Tesla’s Gigafactory Shanghai has been able to ramp up production to nearly full capacity, following a three week shutdown due to COVID-19.
As of Saturday, Giga Shanghai had already resumed over 80% production at the facility. The figure was shared by Zhang Hongtao, the chief engineer of the Shanghai Economics and Information Technology Commission at a press conference on the weekend.
The factory was first shut down on March 28, a shut down that was at first only expected to last for four days.
Rising cases of COVID-19 meant extended lockdowns for workers in the area, forcing Tesla to shutter Giga Shanghai until April 19.
On that date the automaker was among a small group of companies allowed by the Shanghai government to reopen on a “closed loop system” in which 8,000 employees had to live and work at the facility.
Just three days later on the company’s Q1 2022 earnings call, CEO Elon Musk said Giga Shanghai was “coming back with a vengeance,” painting an optimistic picture for Tesla’s Q2 production and delivery figures.