In November 2020 Tesla first revealed plans to build a Supercharger factory in Shanghai, China. As with Tesla’s other big construction project in China, Giga Shanghai, workers hit the ground running and construction of the factory is now fully complete.
According to the Gasgoo China Automotive News, the manufacturing lines are undergoing testing and validation until September 25, 2021. Following completion of that phase of testing, acceptance testing will take place next until October 30, 2021.
When fully operational, the new Supercharger factory will have an annual production capacity of up to 10,000 V3 Superchargers.
The increased supply of Superchargers will help Tesla expand their industry-leading EV charging network. In 2021 alone the automaker has already added nearly 6,000 Supercharger stalls around the world.
That number is only expected to increase, especially with the network opening up to other automakers, possibly as soon as next month. Final details have yet to be revealed by Tesla, but Europe is expected to be the first market to allow other EVs to use Superchargers.
Elon Musk recently revealed those EV owners will have to download the Tesla app, and depending on their vehicle’s charge port, may have to also purchase an adapter.