Tesla Inc has started hiring for its new Shanghai factory, just a month after the U.S. electric vehicle (EV) maker signed agreements with local authorities for the $2 billion project.
Chief Executive Elon Musk said the factory would cost around $2 billion and that the EV maker planned to fund the project with local debt.
The automaker said it wants to produce the first cars at the plant about two years after construction begins, reaching as many as 500,000 vehicles a year about two to three years later.
Last month, Tesla signed agreements with Shanghai authorities to build its first factory outside the United States, which would double the size of the EV maker’s global manufacturing.
The automaker’s website showed it is looking to fill 14 roles, including architectural designer and senior finance manager.