According to a report, Tesla plans to produce 4 million vehicles per year on the new-gen platform. At the same time, 2 million cars will be produced in North America, 1 million in Europe, and 1 million in China.
On Tuesday, China's 36 Krypton learned from several industry insiders that Tesla is planning a massive production capacity map for its new low-cost models. According to the information, it will be a small car similar to Model Y. Tesla is building an annual production capacity plan of up to 4 million vehicles.
4 million in production capacity will be distributed across global factories. The main production center for the model on the new-gen platform will be Giga Monterrey (Mexico), which is expected to produce 2 million cars a year. Production plans for Giga Texas are not mentioned. Another 1 million vehicles will be produced at Giga Berlin and 1 million at Giga Shanghai.
Officially, the start of production of cars on the new platform became known during Tesla Investor Day, when the company revealed the construction plan of the factory in Monterrey, Mexico. The factory will be located on nearly 4,200 acres, which is 68% larger than the 2,500 acres of the Texas plant and about 20 times the size of the Shanghai factory. In addition, Tesla recently applied to expand Giga Berlin, and plans to grow production capacity to 1 million vehicles per year from the current 500,000.
Tesla first mentioned developing a new, affordable car during Battery Day 2020. However, at the time, this was only part of the strategy and had no more concrete plans. The production of this model was directly dependent on how quickly Tesla could ramp up the production of its 4680 battery cells. It is obvious that the prototype of the car and the methods of its production have already been developed, and Giga Monterrey is being built taking into account the particulars of its production. According to rumors, the presentation of the new model will take place during the groundbreaking ceremony of Giga Mexico.
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