At the moment, Model Y vehicles are manufactured only at the company's factory in Fremont, California. Since the company's compact SUV is the fastest growing in the market, as a model that will be especially popular due to its affordability, Tesla needs to increase production capacity.
At the end of February 2020, Tesla had filed a permit application for a new assembly line in its Fremont factory. At the end of June, near the tent where the Model 3 assembly line is located, construction began on a new tent for the Model Y assembly. Photos received by Tesmanian in mid-July showed that the facility was nearly complete.
Tesla Fremont GA4.5 Nears Completion, Hints Next Level Model Y Production Rate In Q3https://t.co/5JPCDNiiE7— Tesmanian.com (@Tesmanian_com) July 12, 2020
And now, Tesla has begun installing a casting machine for the Model Y. A Tesla giant casting machine with a paint shop was spotted at Fremont factory, California, a few days ago.
Tesla strives to produce high-quality vehicles as efficiently as possible. One area of focus for the company is increasing efficiency in the car body manufacturing process.
The EV maker will employ its new aluminum casting process—for the first time ever for any vehicle—on Model Y. The automaker plans to wean from casting 70 parts to four parts, and then ultimately to just one.
@TroyTeslike's observations based on the VIN registrations of Model Y owners show that on August 2nd, production of this model dropped to 0. This is because Tesla has upgraded the GA4 assembly line. Now, production has resumed and soon we will see many Model Ys rolling out of the Fremont factory.
This chart shows the number of Model Y VINs reported in my survey here https://t.co/Ftek1k2Qfg. For example, 5 buyers said they received their VIN on 30 Jul but it dropped to zero on 2 Aug because Tesla was upgrading the GA4 assembly line. It looks like production has now resumed pic.twitter.com/VSYpX7uhpz— Troy Teslike (@TroyTeslike) August 7, 2020
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