Tesla's May sales rebounded to 30,000 units as the epidemic improved.

According to the data released by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), Tesla’s wholesale sales in May were 32,165 vehicles, of which 22,340 were exported. Tesla’s cumulative delivery volume from January to May this year was 215,851 vehicles, representing a year-on-year growth of more than 50%.

The Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory resumed operations in April with a closed-loop production system operating in a two-shift pattern. The factory has produced over 40,000 vehicles and achieved a production capacity utilization rate of 100%. During the pandemic, Tesla has introduced self-pickup for customers, shortening the delivery process from two hours to just 20 minutes in some areas, and even provides a “home delivery” service.

To help leading companies, such as Tesla, overcome the difficulties encountered in resumption of production, the Shanghai Municipal Government has held several special meetings, with the Lingang New Area working with Tesla to establish a special working group. Officials have promoted and boosted critical auto parts supply and storage logistics links which has helped the wider automotive industry resume work.

With the gradual improvement of the epidemic in Shanghai, the export of Tesla’s vehicles from its Shanghai factory has also gradually resumed normal operations. On May 11th, the first batch of 4,767 Tesla electric vehicles were exported from the factory since resuming production, headed for the European market. On May 15th, the second batch of over 4,000 Tesla vehicles were exported, this time to Belgium. In May, 22,340 vehicles were exported to Europe, Australia, Japan and other countries and regions from the Shanghai factory.

According to the CAAM’s data, the global total sales volume of new energy vehicles for January to April this year was 2.56 million, of which China accounted for nearly 60%, or 1.53 million units. It is worth noting that China has been the world’s largest electric vehicle market for seven consecutive years.

Elon Musk has previously stated, “China is leading the world in renewable energy generation and electric vehicles.” In regards to the resilience of the Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory, Musk said, “China has a lot of very talented and hardworking people.”

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