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Tesla Sends Shanghai Workers to California for Factory Boost

  • The carmaker recently upgraded China plant to double capacity
  • Tesla has targeted 50% average annual growth in deliveries
The Tesla assembly plant in Fremont, California.

The Tesla assembly plant in Fremont, California.

Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg
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Tesla Inc. is sending engineers and production staff from its recently upgraded Shanghai factory to its plant in Fremont, California, in a bid to boost production at the US facility, according to people familiar with the plans.

The Elon Musk-led carmaker will dispatch staff -- in particular automation and control engineers -- to assist efforts to increase output in Fremont, where Tesla produces the Model S, X, 3 and Y vehicles, the people said, asking not to be identified because the information is private. About 200 people will head to California on assignments that will last at least three months, one of the people said. The first workers are setting off as soon as this month, the person added.