Tesla Giga Texas has reached another milestone by producing 20,000 Model Ys since opening in April. Some of them are already being produced with a structural battery pack and 4680 battery cells. According to the plan, by the end of 2022/beginning of 2023, the factory will reach a production capacity of 5,000 vehicles per week.
On October 30, Tesla announced that it had reached another milestone. Its second U.S. electric vehicle plant, Giga Texas, has produced 20,000 Model Y vehicles to date. Considering the opening took place on April 7—although actual production may have started later—the factory produced that many vehicles in almost seven months. Thus, Tesla produced an average of 2,800 vehicles per month.
20k Model Y built at Giga Texas to date! pic.twitter.com/8Rl5ZqgqQq— Tesla (@Tesla) October 30, 2022
Obviously, the first months had a much weaker result and probably reached several hundred cars in April and perhaps more than 1000 in May. After that, production ramped up much faster, and by September 17, Giga Texas had produced 10,000 vehicles. Now, just 43 days later, the factory has added another 10,000 Model Ys, reaching 20,000 produced units. This means that in the first 108 days, until September 17, Giga Texas was producing about 93 vehicles per day, while in the last 43 days, production capacity has risen to 233 vehicles per day. So the current production capacity of the factory is 1,628 Model Ys per week.
This is indeed a very good pace of increasing production. Giga Texas is actively aiming to reach a production capacity of 5,000 Model Ys per week by the end of 2022/early 2023, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk during the Q2 2022 Earnings Call. During the Q3 2022 Earnings Call, company executives confirmed that the factory has already begun production of vehicles with a structural battery pack and 4680 cells and will increase their number in Q4 2022 and beyond.
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