BEIJING, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) Shanghai factory is expected to produce 300,000 cars in the first nine months of the year, capped by a delivery rush in the end of the July-September quarter, despite a global semiconductor shortage, two sources said.
The factory makes the electric Model 3 sedans and Model Y sport-utility vehicles for domestic and international markets, including Germany and Japan.
Around 240,000 vehicles were shipped from the factory in the first eight months, including many for export, according to data from the China Passenger Car Association. Tesla has not announced details on the factory’s production.
The sources requested anonymity, as they were not allowed to speak to media. Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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Reporting by Yilei Sun and Brenda Goh; Editing by Dan Grebler and William Mallard