Shanghai Gigafactory groundbreaking today – start of production later this year

According to tweets this morning from Elon Musk, groundbreaking of the Shanghai Gigafactory will be today with estimated completion this summer and start of production before year end.

The construction will be much faster than first announced, and Elon also gave some further clarification towards which models and modelvariants they are going to produce at the Gigafactories outside the US:

So all high-end vehicles including all variants of the Tesla Model S/X is still going to be produced in the US – and only the more affordable versions will be produced locally.