Tesla delivery wait times in China slashed following Giga Shanghai upgrades

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Prospective Tesla owners in China can expect to receive their new cars quicker than before following production line upgrades at Giga Shanghai.

According to Tesla’s Design Studio, delivery wait times for all models and variants have been reduced by as much as 50%.

The longest wait belongs to the Model Y Long Range, with buyers provided a delivery window of between 16 and 20 weeks. Earlier this month the same configuration was displaying a wait of between 20 to 24 weeks.

The shortest wait is just 4 to 8 weeks for buyers of the Model Y Rear-Wheel Drive.

Some critics might want you to believe these shortened delivery wait times are because of a lack of demand for Tesla vehicles, but that is not the case.

The automaker recently spent several hundred million dollars upgrading the Model 3 and Model Y production lines at Giga Shanghai. The Model 3 line can now produce up to 1,200 cars every day, and the Model Y line can produce up to 2,200 cars per day, for a total daily output of nearly 3,500 electric cars.

Prior to the upgrades, Giga Shanghai could produce up to 2,500 cars per day.

All that translates into an annual production capacity of over 1 million cars, and these shorter delivery timeframes are a direct result.

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