Tesla China has denied rumors of potential production output cuts at Gigafactory Shanghai. The corporate’s China division officially stated that several media reports speculating that Tesla would cut production by as much as 20 percent in Shanghai were “unfaithful.”
Just hours before Tesla’s announcement of over 100,000 vehicle sales in November in China, a recent company record, several media outlets reported the corporate was weighing its options to potentially trim output on the China plant by 20 percent in December.
The Tesla China production cut rumors began last Friday when Rob Maurer of Tesla Podcast said that the corporate was considering cutting production by roughly 4,500 units per week, starting on December 11. Maurer said the news got here from a reliable source but that it had not been verified by a second source3, and it was possible it might be unfaithful.
Bloomberg said, citing people aware of the matter, that Tesla was set to trim production targets by 20 percent across the plant, without mentioning a selected reason, corresponding to cooling demand. In its report on the situation, Reuters stated that Model Y production on the plant can be trimmed by 20 percent, not vehicle production as an entire.
Following the publication of the reports and Tesla’s sales numbers in China in November, notable bulls called on CEO Elon Musk to make a press release regarding the alleged production cuts, which didn’t appear to align with typical moves the corporate makes at the tip of the 12 months. After requesting a press release, Tesla China officially denied rumors of the production cuts, stating it was “unfaithful.”
TESLA CHINA: MEDIA REPORT OF DECEMBER OUTPUT CUT AT ITS SHANGHAI PLANT UNTRUE$TSLA
— *Walter Bloomberg (@DeItaone) December 5, 2022
Tesla has routinely stepped up production rates at its factories toward the tip of the 12 months in an try to drive delivery numbers up. Competition in China has increased, but Tesla’s demand from countries utilizing China-built Model 3 and Model Y units has not.
Tesla’s most up-to-date indication of non-cooling demand for China-built vehicles got here this morning with reports of over 100,000 automobile sales through the month.
Tesla was the second-best-selling automobile company in China in November, trailing only BYD, who had a monumental 229,942 units sold in November.