Tesla Model Y is gradually becoming the manufacturer’s most popular model. The demand for the compact SUV is so high that Tesla is in a hurry to start production at its new factories. In the Q2 2021 earnings report, the company confirmed that the first Model Ys should roll off the assembly line at Giga Berlin and Giga Texas by the end of this year.
Tesla is currently on track to build the first vehicles in its new factories in the US and Germany in 2021. The company named a number of factors, such as the successful rollout of many new products and manufacturing technologies, current supply chain challenges, and regional approvals, that could affect the start date and rate of the production ramp-up. Nevertheless, Tesla remains optimistic about the timing of the production start and has already made impressive progress.
The construction of Giga Texas has continued actively in Q2, and observer photographs give us a good idea of the amount of work already done. Most of the parts of the building in which Model Y will be produced already have a shell. Tesla confirmed that commissioning has begun in some areas of the plant, adding photographs to the statement. The pictures show that some workshops already have installed equipment.
Tesla also confirmed that Model Y will be the first model to be produced at Giga Texas, as the demand for it is extremely high. Thus, rumors that the first car to be built there would be Cybertruck have been denied. These rumors have surfaced in the community recently and have been received very positively by many members. However, during the Q2 2021 Earnings Call, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that Cybertruck production is associated with many new processes and technologies, so the start of its production will not be first.
Tesla confirmed that while its factories are operating at top speed, European demand remains well above supply, leading to longer delivery waiting times in that region. The company expects to start production at Giga Berlin by the end of this year and its German factory is almost complete. At the moment, the installation of equipment continues there. In addition, Tesla began testing tools in anticipation of the imminent launch of production. The company also shared a picture of the Paint Shop, which shows innovative equipment that will be able to paint the Model Y produced at Giga Berlin using a unique technology.
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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.