The latest video shows that the construction speed of the new area seems to be faster than that of the general assembly building, which is an important part of the first phase of the project. It took months to install the roof truss in phase I area, and it seemed that workers could start installing the same columns and roof trusses in phase II area in just a few weeks.
These developments indicate that Tesla is gaining momentum in Chinas domestic electric vehicle market. Even before the start of the Shanghai plant, import data from Tesla China showed that the companys electric vehicles grew 168% year-on-year, largely thanks to Model 3. In August 2019 alone, China imported more than 3,700 Tesla cars, up 468% from a year earlier. ?
Recent news indicates that Tesla Shanghai will start production of Model 3 sometime this month. Pilot production seems to have started. Video leaks from the inside of the production facilities and pictures of the whole car seen on the factory test track illustrate this point. The leaked images of the assembly building also show that the vehicles have been painted, indicating that their spray shop has begun to operate.
Source: Responsible Editor of Netease Science and Technology Report: Wang Fengzhi_NT2541