Tesla owners in China may soon have the opportunity to personally witness how their vehicles are produced, with VP for External Affairs Grace Tao recently noting that Gigafactory Shanghai tours are poised to begin in the future.
The Tesla executive’s comments were shared in a post on Weibo. While responding to a Tesla enthusiast who asked about the possibility of owners being toured around the massive electric vehicle production complex, Tao remarked that plans for such a program are already in motion. “Will have it. Being planned now,” she wrote.
Factory tours provide Tesla owners a firsthand glimpse into how the company’s premium electric vehicles are created. It also provides the company with a great way to establish a closer relationship with its growing consumer base.
Visitors to Gigafactory Shanghai could expect to see what could very well be described as an early iteration of Elon Musk’s “Alien Dreadnought” concept, which refers to a production facility that is so automated, it looks nearly extraterrestrial. The Model 3 line in Giga Shanghai’s Phase 1 area is particularly notable, as it’s a facility that represents an evolved form of GF4, a sprung structure-based production line created during the Model 3’s “production hell” in the United States.