Tesla Gigafactory 3 (Chinese: 特斯拉上海超級工廠) is a factory currently under construction in Shanghai, China by Tesla, Inc. The facility will produce battery cells along with Tesla Model 3 and Tesla Model Y cars, at an initial production rate target of 250,000 electric cars per year.
|Location||Lingang, Pudong, Shanghai, PR China|
|Area||864,885 m2 (9,300,000 sq ft)|
The Shanghai regional government approved the agreement to build the production facility in July 2018, and a long-term lease was signed for about 86 hectares (210 acres) of land in October 2018. Construction began in December 2018 with the installation of secure fencing and site offices. The General Assembly Building was nearly complete by August 2019, and manufacturing line equipment was being installed for both batteries and automobiles. Production could start as early as November 2019.
On 8 May 2018, the Tesla (Shanghai) company was established, with a share capital of 100 million yuan, wholly owned by Tesla Motors Hong Kong. On 10 July 2018 Tesla CEO Elon Musk signed an agreement with the Shanghai regional government to build its third Gigafactory, and the first in China.
On 8 August 2018, compulsory purchase order Shanghai  No. 090 was issued by Pudong New Area Planning and Land Administration, with a closing date for objections of 14 August 2018, and finalization scheduled to occur on 20 August 2018. On 26 September 2018, the bidding process for the newly acquired plots Q01-05 in the area designated as 04PD-0303 were advertised, with the restriction that the land be used for electric car manufacturing, with a minimum investment requirement. The investment requirement of 10.85 million yuan per mǔ (per 666.7 m2 or 7,200 sq ft) equated to a total minimum investment of 14 billion yuan ($2 billion US).
A construction permit was granted by the Shanghai municipal government authorizing work to begin after 29 December 2018, for a period of 180 days. The project contractor is China Construction Third Engineering Bureau Co., Ltd., part of China State Construction Engineering, a large state-owned construction company.
On 7 January 2019 the groundbreaking ceremony was held. By March, foundation work in some areas of the large facility was in place and structure is being erected, with crews operating at the site on multiple shifts to accelerate construction.
The bidding process ran between 17‒26 October 2018, with the proviso that if there was only one bidder meeting the requirements by 11:30[clarification needed] on 17 October 2018, then the process could be closed and finalized early. On 17 October 2018, Tesla won the long-term lease for 86 hectares (210 acres) of land in Lingang, Shanghai and stated "construction to begin in the near future.":5:21
Tesla (Shanghai) was the only bidder, with its bid of 973 million Chinese yuan for the 50-year lease covering the 864,885-square-metre (86.5-hectare) site, and this money coming from local Chinese banks. The Shanghai Land Transfer contract No. 14 with Tesla (Shanghai) requires construction work to begin within 6 months, and be complete within 30 months, with production started after 36 months, and full minimum tax revenues being paid after 60 months. The Land Transfer was scheduled to occur on 12 December 2018, and limits the maximum size of above-ground buildings to 1,729,770 square metres (18,620,000 sq ft) in area [sic] with a maximum height of 30 metres (100 ft). Up to 60,541 square metres (650,000 sq ft) of the area can be used for non-production office buildings. Phase 1 of the project will manufacture Tesla Model 3 and Tesla Model Y cars, with a production rate of 250,000 electric cars per year. Tesla stated that it would eventually be able to produce 500,000 electric vehicles per year at the site.
The public environmental impact consultation for Phase 1 of the project was opened on 24 October 2018 and scheduled to run for ten working days.Capital expenditures covering the land purchase and initial design costs for Gigafactory 3 were scheduled to occur in the fourth quarter of 2018.
By December 2018, construction activity at the site was underway with site grading. Shanghai Mayor Ying Yong visited the site on 5 December. A subsidiary of China Minmetals was making preparations for piling foundations. Shanghai Construction Group was one of the companies bidding for part of the larger construction contract.
By early August 2019, the building exteriors were nearly complete, and the general assembly building was being fit with manufacturing equipment, with a target to begin production in November. The plant received its "comprehensive acceptance certificate" on 19 August.
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临港重装备产业区 04PD-0303单元Q01-05地块 … 四至范围： … 东至规划预留东海二桥控制线绿化带, 南至人民塘绿化带, 西至南奉界河绿化带, 北至老里塘河绿化带 … (平方米)： 864885.0 … 出让年限： 50 … 竞得价(万元)： 97300.0 … 竞得人： 特斯拉（上海）有限公司
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site … has been encircled by a wall and ground work is underway. … workers creating construction site offices.
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U.S. electric carmaker Tesla broke ground on a gigafactory in Shanghai, its first outside the United States.