Light-vehicle production in Shanghai, China’s industrial hub and financial center, has recovered to normal levels after the city came out of a two-month pandemic-triggered lockdown on June 1, the China Automobile Dealers Association said.
Among the four major vehicle manufacturers that assemble vehicles in the city, Tesla started to produce at full capacity at its Shanghai plant in early June.
By mid-June, combined daily local output at three other automakers – SAIC Motor Corp., SAIC-General Motors and SAIC-Volkswagen – had climbed back to pre-lockdown levels. of 13,000 vehicles.
SAIC-GM is SAIC’s joint venture with GM while SAIC-VW is SAIC’s partnership with Volkswagen Group.
Auto output in Shanghai tumbled 75 percent to some 53,500 vehicles in April from a year earlier, as government authorities imposed stringent COVID containment measures that brought much of the city’s economic activity to a standstill. Output slipped another 19 percent to 183,400 vehicles in May, according to CADA’s tally.
In 2021, more than 2.8 million vehicles were produced in Shanghai, accounting for nearly 11 percent of China’s annual vehicle output, according to data released by the Shanghai municipal government.