Following the news this morning that Tesla had been able to double the number of vehicles exported from Giga Shanghai in the first half of 2022, despite COVID shutdowns, the Tesla China team is attempting to set a record for the full year.
In a drone flyover of Shanghai’s Luchao Port on July 15 by Wu Wa, thousands of Tesla Model 3 and Model Y cars can be seen parked and lined up waiting to be driven onto a cargo ship for export.
According to Tesla investor and enthusiast Sawyer Merritt, there were as many as 7,000 new cars sitting in the lot.
INSANE amount of Teslas! pic.twitter.com/J2lF0rDu2f
— Sawyer Merritt 📈🚀 (@SawyerMerritt) July 15, 2022
This means that in the last week or so, Tesla has added another 4,000 or so vehicles to this lot. On July 8 approximately 3,300 Tesla cars were spotted in another drone flyover from Wu Wa.
Luchao Port has also been the sight of other large batches of Tesla vehicles waiting for export. Earlier this year in February the lot was filled with over 6,000 Model 3 and Model Y electric cars.
With an impressive start to the second half of the year like this, it will be interesting to see how Tesla is able to maintain this pace through to December. If they are able to at least match their effort since January, which they should be able to do barring any further factory shutdowns, the company will be able to export close to 200,000 cars this year from China.
You can check out the drone flyover below.