Tesla to Begin Building Superchargers in China

This should help speed up the rollout of new Supercharger locations in China:

Tesla Inc. plans to start manufacturing EV chargers in China in 2021, according to a document submitted to the Shanghai authorities by the U.S. automaker that is seeking to expand sales in the world’s biggest car market.

Tesla, which now sells its Model 3 sedan in China and expects to deliver its Model Y crossovers in 2021, plans to invest 42 million yuan ($6.4 million) in a new factory to make the chargers, also known as charging piles, near its car plant in Shanghai, the document seen by Reuters said.

The factory, which Tesla expects to complete in February, will have capacity to make 10,000 chargers a year, according to the document submitted by Tesla.

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We’re going to need all the Superchargers we can get to power these Robotaxis.

It now imports the chargers, usually installed in charging stations or car parks, from the U.S.

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Expect to see more and more of Tesla’s manufacturing operations go local as international markets expand and factory build-outs in Shanghai and Berlin continue.

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