Tesla Fremont has reached a production capacity of 12,000 vehicles per week and plans to produce 14,000 vehicles per week in the future, according to a newly appointed executive.
The newly appointed senior director of vehicle operations and manufacturing engineering at Tesla, Hrushikesh (Hrushi) Sagar, recently visited Giga Nevada where he held a staff meeting. He spoke about the achievements of the company, its factories, development prospects, and much more. The audio recording of the meeting was listened to by CNBC.
Among other things, Sagar told employees about the Fremont, California factory, which continues to achieve the impossible in terms of production performance. He said the facility produced 134,000 vehicles in Q2 2022, which is a clear record. The executive said August was a new record month in terms of production, and the Fremont factory has already reached the capacity of a whopping 12,000 vehicles per week. In addition, he said that it plans to produce 14,000 vehicles per week, although he did not specify a time frame for achieving this.
Tesla's Fremont plant, even with the inefficient location of its manufacturing facilities left over from General Motors and Toyota, has been a great success. In June, the factory reached its highest daily output ever, and so far has apparently been able to break the previously set record. With a production capacity of 12,000 vehicles per week, this should equate to 1,714 units per day. For comparison, in 2021, Fremont produced an average of 1,221 vehicles per day.
During the meeting, the Site Leader in Giga Nevada, Eric Montgomery, told employees they need to reach a steady output of 8,800 batteries per week to support Fremont's new production targets and “maximize all-wheel-drive builds.”
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