by Morton E. . Sep 14, 2023
Image Credit: @WuWa_Tesla/YouTube
A longtime Tesla observer recently reported that Gigafactory Shanghai is producing Model 3 Highland vehicles for exports. The vehicles are reportedly being gathered at the Shanghai Nangang Terminal.
Why it matters: The updated Model 3 is currently being produced only in Gigafactory Shanghai, Tesla's China factory. Giga Shanghai currently serves as Tesla's primary vehicle export hub. Thus, it provides Model 3 and Model Y vehicles to Europe and other countries such as Japan and Australia.
With Tesla's Fremont Factory in California not producing any updated Model 3 vehicles yet, Gigafactory Shanghai would have to supply the world's demand for the new electric sedan. A few days ago, drone footage from Tesla watchers such as Wu Wa in China revealed that a fleet of Model 3 vehicles is being gathered at a fenced parking lot near a Tesla warehouse.
According to the drone pilot, the Model 3 Highland vehicles in the parking lot were marked for Europe.
What's happening: A recent video from Wu Wa now shows a truck full of new Model 3 vehicles reportedly heading to the Shanghai Nangang Terminal. Tesla China's vehicles that are exported to foreign territories are shipped from that location.
The third quarter is only a few weeks away from ending, so the new Model 3 exports will probably not arrive in Europe until the fourth quarter. Shipping from China to Europe takes approximately 30 days, so if the Model 3 Highland vehicles are shipped out later this month, they would arrive in Europe around middle to late October, banning potential delays.
Giga Shanghai's updated Model 3 production line would likely be very busy in the months to come, considering the positive reception of consumers to the new Model 3.
With the approval of China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) on Tesla's new Model 3, the new MODEL 3 has begun to gather at Shanghai's Nangang Terminal awaiting sea transportation. #Tesla #NewTeslamodel3 #ShanghaiSouthport pic.twitter.com/9tL5jZ1NLc— WuWa (@bentv_sh) September 13, 2023
What we have: If you are in an area where the Model 3 Highland is not yet available, such as the United States, you may want to equip your electric car with accessories that give similar features as the new Model 3. The new Model 3 features a rear display and ambient lightning, and we at Hansshow offer products that give similar functions to your current-generation Model 3.
Our Tesla Model 3/Y 7.5-inch Rear Intelligent Entertainment System Screen (V3) gives your current-generation Model 3 a rear display that functions a lot like Tesla's OEM rear screen. Owners who wish to have an easier installation experience can also give our Tesla Model 3/Y 8-inch Rear Entertainment and Climate Control Touch Screen a try. For a full "Model 3 Highland" theme in your cabin, our 2021+ Tesla Model 3/Y Ultra RGB 64-Color Ambient Lighting System is a perfect solution.
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