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Tesla CEO Elon Musk, replying to a question on Twitter, said the company plans further expansion. After the construction of Giga Berlin and the new American factory for the production of Cybertruck and Model Y is completed, Tesla plans to build a new factory in Asia outside China.
Yeah, but first we need to finish Giga Berlin and a second US Giga to serve eastern half of North America— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 5, 2020
Tesla continues to rapidly expand its capacity, as demand for the company's vehicles continues to grow, and the EV revolution is gaining momentum.
Asia has a large automotive market and the needs of the region in Teslas are currently met only by the Tesla factory in the US. By mid-2021, Giga Berlin will begin production of Model Y, and later Model 3, which will be able to satisfy the needs of not only the European market but also parts of the Asian. Nevertheless, the demand for the company's cars will constantly grow, so the construction of a plant in the region is a necessity.
Tesla’s decision to expand its Gigafactory empire comes at a prime time for the EV automaker. Building more Gigafactories will help Tesla grow as a company by increasing its vehicle production capacity, which is one of the factors that Tesla skeptics always bring up about the company.
Skeptics, often compare Tesla’s vehicle production output to that of legacy automakers. They focus on the fact that Tesla produces only hundreds of thousands of cars compared to the millions of cars manufactured by OEMs per year, often ignoring the fact that most Tesla cars are already ordered and already have buyers. With more Gigafactories, Tesla can gradually switch to the production of millions of cars a year.
At the moment, Tesla has already become the most valuable automaker in the world, although, in comparison with other auto giants, it is still a not big company. With plenty of Gigafactory, Tesla will strengthen its position in the electric car market, further widening the gap between itself and other OEMs.
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