Tesla's factory in Fremont has completely returned to normal operations, continuing to produce cars at the same speed as before the brief, two-day shutdown. The factory parking lot is filled with Model 3 and Model Y, which are being loaded onto trucks to speed up delivery by the end of Q1 2021.
Photos of a parking lot at the Fremont factory show that the factory has returned to normal operations. At the time of the photos, about 200 cars were already prepared for loading and more continued to arrive at the parking lot. Over 20 trucks were awaiting loading to push out to delivery centers across the country and beyond.
The last month of Q1 2021 has begun, which means that in the next few weeks, the company will increase its efforts in order to produce and deliver as many cars as possible. All carrier vessels with vehicles for foreign markets have already been dispatched, and those cars will soon be delivered to their owners. The Fremont factory is currently focusing on the production and delivery of vehicles for the North American market.
According to the estimates of some observers of Tesla's deliveries, in Q1 2021 the company could deliver about 170,000-180,000 vehicles, which would be an absolute record for deliveries in Q1 of any year. Despite the fact that the production of Model S and X was stopped for more than one month due to the re-equipment of production lines, production of Model Y in China continues to gain momentum. Also, the deliveries of the refreshed Model S in the US are also expected to begin shortly. All of this should balance the quarter-end figures of production and deliveries, and help the company achieve its aggressive goals.
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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.