Model3 (Tesla)

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Aug 19, 2022

Tesla Inc. announced that it has reduced the waiting time for the delivery of Model Y rear-wheel drive version to four to eight weeks in China. However, buyers of all-wheel drive Model Y and Model 3 sedans still have to wait 12 to 20 weeks. Previously, Tesla had said that customers in China purchasing either model would have to wait between eight to 24 weeks for the delivery of their vehicle. The decreased waiting time is primarily attributable to the ramp up in production at Tesla’s Shanghai plant, as the company had just completed upgrading its production lines. Tesla is now aiming to manufacture a combined 22,000 Model 3 and Model Y vehicles per week from the Shanghai plant.

(From multiple sources on August 18, 2022)

Aug 16, 2022

According to multiple sources, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted on August 15 to congratulate Gigafactory Shanghai on making the 1 millionth car. Tesla has now produced 3 million vehicles across the globe.
Lin TAO, Vice President of Tesla China, said that 99.9% of the workers at Shanghai factory are Chinese people, and the localization rate of the supply chain has exceeded 95%.
Tesla’s Gigafactory Shanghai mainly manufactures the Model 3 and the Model Y, delivering an annual output of 750,000 vehicles.
From multiple sources

Aug 11, 2022

On August 9, Autonomy announced it has placed a USD 1.2 billion order for 23,000 EVs with 17 global automakers to expand its subscription fleet with:
      • Tesla: Order for 8,300 vehicles valued at USD 443 million
      • GM: Order for 3,400 EVs valued at USD 138 million.
      • Ford: Order for 1,800 EVs valued at USD 88 million.
      • Volkswagen: Order for 2,200 EVs worth USD 107 million.
      • Hyundai: Order for 1,640 EVs worth USD 74 million.
      • Kia: Order for 1,500 EVs worth USD 69 million.
      • Rivian: Order for 1,000 EVs worth USD 72 million.
The 23,000-car order represents 1.2% of the projected U.S. EV production through the end of 2023.
Scott Painter, CEO of Autonomy, said the order was designed to fit into the forecast productions of each automaker.
In GM's case, Autonomy's order included EVs currently in production, such as the Chevrolet Bolt and Bolt EUV, Cadillac Lyriq and GMC Hummer EV pickup, as well as GM's future Chevrolet Silverado EV, Blazer EV, Equinox EV and GMC Hummer EV SUV.
From Ford, Autonomy ordered the Mustang Mach-E and the F-150 Lightning.
Autonomy is currently available only in California, where it has 1,000 Tesla models in its fleet.
With a USD 4,900 non-refundable down payment, a person can drive a Tesla Model 3 for USD 490 a month, or put USD 990 down and have a payment of USD 900 a month.
The required minimum subscription time is three months, after which a customer can return the vehicle or continue the subscription on a monthly basis.
The monthly subscription price includes maintenance and state registration costs.

(Detroit Free Press article on August 10, 2022)

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