Tesla Gigafactory Berlin increased productivity by 65% compared to September. In this regard, the company plans to add a third shift in December.
Tesla's new factories continue to actively ramp up production, aiming to reach a production capacity of 5,000 vehicles per week by the end of 2022/early 2023. It looks like things are going really well at Gigafactory Berlin. On October 1, the factory announced that it had reached a production capacity of 2,000 Model Ys per week, meaning that it was averaging about 333 vehicles per day. It should be kept in mind that Giga Berlin operates six days a week, and not seven, like other factories of the company.
New information indicates that Tesla's German factory has made significant progress since then. Drive Tesla learned that last week Giga Berlin set an impressive new production record. In one day, 550 cars were produced, which corresponds to an increase of 65% compared to September. It is worth noting that this increase in production capacity occurred in less than two months, which is a strong indicator of how quickly the factory can grow.
Thus, at the moment, Giga Berlin is producing around 3,300 Model Ys per week, which is already approaching the planned milestone of 5,000 vehicles per week. If the factory continues to increase capacity at the same rate, then the milestone will be reached before the end of the year, as originally planned by Tesla.
In addition, this rapid increase in production makes it possible to add another work shift. According to the document reviewed by Drive Tesla, a third production shift at Giga Berlin will be added as early as mid-December. This will enable the factory to remain operational 24 hours a day.
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