Tesla could adopt a rather deliberate strategy to increase vehicle production in Germany.
According to local reports, Tesla is currently looking to produce about 1,000 electric vehicles a week at Giga Berlin by the end of the month, with the company rising to about 5,000 to 10,000 vehicles a week by the end of 2022.
Giga Berlin only started deliveries of vehicles during an event attended by CEO Elon Musk last month. Tesla delivered its first batch of Model Y during the ceremony, but reports from observers have suggested that Giga Berlin continues to slowly increase its vehicle production.
According to the company’s internal calculations, Tesla will produce only about 30,000 cars at Giga Berlin this year, with higher results expected in 2023. This is surprisingly conservative, especially given the pace of Tesla’s production at Gigafactory- ul from Shanghai. That being said, Tesla plans to increase its weekly production to 1,000 vehicles per week by the end of the month.
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That would be a significant improvement, given that Tesla only produces about 350 vehicles a week at Gigafactory Berlin so far. By the end of the year, Tesla will be looking to improve its production to about 5,000-10,000 vehicles a week.
However, production will be discontinued for about three weeks in the fall of 2022, as Tesla has made the transition from the German-made Model Y to a battery cell format.
Given that Tesla currently uses 2170 Model Y cells that are produced in Giga Berlin and Fremont Factory, it appears that the closure of the facility in the fall of 2022 would allow the company to transition to 4680 European-made electric crossovers. cells. So far, it is believed that only the Y models from Tesla Made-in-Texas are equipped with the company’s new battery form factor.
Tesla is currently building a dedicated battery cell production facility in the Gigafactory Berlin complex. Progress in the construction of the plant has been relatively rapid, and expectations are high that the battery plant will be operational in the near future.
Estimates that Tesla could move the German-made Model Y to 4680 cells may prove to be correct.