According to recent reports, Tesla will hold an online recruitment event to fill its “smart manufacturing” job vacancies in China. Tesla’s move is contrary to what its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Elon Musk said in an email on June 2. Musk said in an email to company executives titled “Global Hiring Pause” that the company needs to “cut about 10% of its workforce” and suspend all Tesla global hiring. In addition, Musk said in a reply to a Twitter user on Saturday that the company’s headcount will increase over the next 12 months. However, he claims that the number of employees on a salary should remain the same. Musk’s statement is also contrary to what he said in previous emails.
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In China, Tesla currently has 224 manager and engineer positions under the smart manufacturing category. Of those 224 jobs, at least 24 new jobs hit the public domain on June 9. Currently, Tesla has a Gigafactory in Shanghai, which is the company’s first manufacturing plant in China. It is also the first electric vehicle factory in China whose ownership has no link with China. This plant is also Tesla’s fourth gigafactory globally and currently produces Model 3 and Model Y.
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The cars produced by the plant are not only supplied to the Chinese market, but also to some countries in Europe and Asia, including the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Singapore, etc.
Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory exports over 163,000 cars in 2021
The Shanghai Gigafactory, which has been in production for more than two years, is an important export base for Tesla. The Model Y has also begun to be exported in large quantities last year. The latest reports reveal that the Shanghai Gigafactory exported more than 163,000 electric vehicles to major markets last year. This accounts for only a small proportion of their annual deliveries of 484,100 vehicles.
The export volume of electric vehicles from Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory last year exceeds expectations. At the beginning of last year, a securities agency predicted that the Shanghai Gigafactory would export 100,000 electric vehicles to other markets in 2021.
The Shanghai Gigafactory is one of the four vehicle factories that Tesla has put into operation. The company has a gigafactory in Texas, two in Berlin, and the other in Shanghai.
Tesla’s factory in Shanghai started construction in 2019. It started to produce Model 3 at the end of that year and began to produce Model Y after the completion of the second phase of the following year. The current annual production capacity exceeds 450,000 vehicles, second only to Freeway, California. Mount factory.
Elon Musk claims that the company will not open any new factory in China in the short term. However, it will expand the factory in Shanghai, with the increase in production capacity and the scale of the factory. With the expansion, the ability of Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory to supply Chinese and other markets will increase.