Tesla’s Giga Berlin production plant is said to have reached a manufacturing milestone of 4,000 Model Ys per week, meaning the German factory has the capacity to roll out 200,000 electric crossovers per year. The electric automaker tweeted about the new production milestone on Monday. The feat came after the automaker started its third shift in January at its Brandenburg plant in Grünheide, near Berlin.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk congratulated workers at the Giga Berlin factory after the 4,000-car production milestone was announced. Interestingly, the automaker’s achievement comes as it targets larger production numbers to strengthen its grip on the global electric vehicle market, especially as it weathers a string of difficulties, including Is the reason for the sluggish stock market performance in 2022. At this rate of vehicle rollouts, Tesla is aiming to produce 5,000 per week at its Berlin Gigafactory, which roughly equates to about 250,000 per year.
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Interestingly, in December last year, Tesla’s Berlin Gigafactory’s Model Y production capacity reached 3,000 vehicles per week, and in two months, the factory’s production capacity increased by another 1,000 vehicles, which shows that the automaker Manufacturers are increasing production at a rapid pace. On December 18 last year, the automaker announced that it had reached the 1,000-units-a-week milestone on June 18 and 3,000 units per week at the Giga Berlin after reaching the 2,000-units-a-week milestone last October.
Earlier, Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk called the new factories in Germany and Texas a “huge melting pot of money” due to low initial production rates. Looking ahead, however, both plants are starting to run better as Giga Texas hit a production rate of 3,000 units per week in December.
First published date: Feb 28, 2023 at 16:44 PM CST