Toeing The Line – Tesla To Add Recycling Facility At Shanghai Factory

China, the world’s biggest car market, sold over 1.3 million electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles last year so the regulators are now adding rules on recycling of key EV components to save materials and protect the environment.

Toeing the line U.S. electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla Inc plans to add facilities at its Shanghai factory to repair and reproduce key components such as electric motors and battery cells, a document submitted by Tesla to Shanghai authorities shows.

The document also said Tesla will add manufacturing capacities for car structures and electric motor controllers. It did not put detailed figures of its manufacturing capacities.

They are making electric Model 3 and Model Y vehicles and is expanding manufacturing capacity of EV components to localize the supply chain. It also added a factory to make EV chargers in Shanghai last year.

They sold more than 35,000 locally-made vehicles last month in China and is exporting China-made cars to Europe.

Reference- Tesla website, Reuters, Inside EVs