Rumors: Tesla Orders Parts For Model Y Production At Gigafactory 3

Two new large manufacturing buildings are under construction at the same time, while Model 3 production hits 3,000 units a week.

The Tesla Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai is currently an extremely busy place in the world as besides ramping-up the Made-in-China (MIC) Model 3 production and expansion of the site, Tesla is reportedly already preparing for the next big thing – Model Y.

The company officially announced the Model Y program for the Giga Shanghai in January 2020. Chinese media now reports that Tesla placed orders for parts for the upcoming production. We guess that the Model Y might be produced in China by the end of 2020.

“Joyson’s #China subsidiary gets Tesla Shanghai¥220 M control electronics product order for Tesla Y, local media reports.
Joyson Ningbo factory to directly supply products to GF3, report added.
Earlier reports said #China Tesla Y price from¥488 K, 1st deliveries this year.”

The other positive news is that Tesla is making some 3,000 Model 3 per week. Each new video from the factory shows a noticeable number of Model 3s on the parking lot.

Tesla Gigafactory 3 (Source: Jason Yang)