Tesla Giga Texas has produced 10,000 Model Ys since opening day in April. By the end of 2022/beginning of 2023, it is planned to reach a production capacity of 5,000 vehicles per week.
Tesla announced that it had reached another milestone. Its second US factory for electric vehicles, Giga Texas, has produced 10,000 Model Ys to date. Given that the opening took place on April 7—although actual production may have started later—the factory produced that many vehicles in about five months. Thus, Tesla produced on average 2,000 vehicles each month. Obviously, the first months had a much weaker result, and probably reached several hundred cars in April and possibly over 1,000 in May.
10,000 Model Ys built at Giga Texas to date pic.twitter.com/4cOlnpCRa0— Tesla (@Tesla) September 17, 2022
After the first months, which are the most difficult for any production facility, Tesla was able to gradually increase production, and already by August 20, it had reached a production capacity of 1,000 Model Ys per week. This also means that around 4,000 vehicles have been produced since then or even more, meaning the remaining ~6,000 vehicles were built in the first four months. This also indicates an excellent pace of production ramp-up.
Now Giga Texas is actively ramping up production and aims to reach 5,000 Model Ys per week by the end of 2022/early 2023, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk during the Q2 2022 Earnings Call. In addition, according to the previously announced plan, the building of Model Ys with 4680 battery cells produced at Giga Texas was due to begin in Q3.
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