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The popularity of the Tesla Model Y continues to grow and Europeans are eagerly awaiting the delivery of their ordered cars. However, the production of Model Y at Giga Berlin has been delayed and the company may have found another solution to this challenge. According to rumors, Giga Shanghai will begin production and delivery of the electric, compact SUVs to Europe in Q3 2021.
Despite the fact that Giga Berlin is already almost completely built, due to the protracted approval process, production there is likely to start with a delay. Tesla CEO Elon Musk expects this to be by the end of 2021, however the company seems to want to ensure it is meeting its customer commitments. According to rumors, Giga Shanghai will manufacture and supply Model Ys for the European market in Q3 2021.
Troy Teslike, which monitors Tesla's worldwide deliveries, has posted on his Patreon (access on paid subscription) some information about the company's plans. According to him, Tesla will begin exporting Model Y from China to Europe at the beginning of Q3 2021. As expected, the reason for this step was the fact that in Europe there is a very high number of orders for the vehicle, and Giga Berlin cannot start production on the previously set date. Exports were postponed to Q3 due to a significant increase in production capacity for Model Y in that period, so the factory will be able to largely satisfy orders in the local market and partly in foreign markets.
NEWS: @TroyTeslike shared some info on his Patreon from his sources:— Sawyer Merritt 📈🚀 (@SawyerMerritt) June 14, 2021
1: Tesla will start exporting Model Y from China to Europe in early Q3 2021. The reason that was mentioned was that there is a big MY order backlog in Europe and there are some delays with Giga Berlin
In addition, Troy Teslike said that the Model Ys produced at Giga Shanghai are of extremely high quality. When assembling cars there, a Build Failure Rate is less than 3%, which is exceptionally low for the industry and indicates Tesla's excellence. The target Build Failure Rate for Model Y manufactured at Giga Berlin is less than 2%.
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