Tesla wait times in China get shorter again, this time by as much as 6 weeks

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Tesla has once again shortened expected delivery wait times for most of its vehicles in China, this time reducing the waiting period by as much as 6 weeks. The shortened wait times come after production line upgrades increased vehicle output from Giga Shanghai.

According to Tesla’s Design Studio in China, all variants except the entry-level Model Y Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD), which currently has a wait time as short as 1 week, saw a reduction in wait times.

For the Model 3, the Rear-Wheel Drive and Performance variants, the only two available in China, have seen their waiting times reduced to between 6 and 10 weeks. This is down from 12 to 16 weeks previously displayed on the website, according to CnEVPost.

The only other vehicle made at Giga Shanghai, the Model Y Performance, has also seen its waiting time reduced from 16 to 20 weeks down to 10 to 14 weeks.

These changes mark a continuing trend from Tesla in China following a project to increase production capacity at Giga Shanghai. That project was completed in early August, with wait times being reduced a little over one week later.

According to reports, Tesla can now produce up to 3,500 Model 3 and Model Y cars per day, indicating an annual production rate around 1.2 million cars. This is notable increase from the 750,000 unit production capacity Tesla indicated in the Q2 2022 shareholder deck.

While production has increased substantially, sales are expected to also increase in the coming months. In August Tesla delivered around 77,000 cars, and many are expecting the company to deliver as many as 100,000 units in September.

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