Tesla Giga Texas Achieves Production Rate Of 1,000 Model Y/Week (Image credit- InsideEvs)
The 5,000 Model Y vehicles per week goal set by Elon Musk-led automaker Tesla has been met at its Texas Gigafactory. The corporation originally set this number as its volume production target at the factory.
Tesla revealed on Tuesday that it could now produce 5,000 Model Y automobiles per week at its Gigafactory in Texas, which translates to 260,000 vehicles annually. The manufacturer, according to the Electrek story, encouraged friendly competition between Gigafactories Texas and Berlin, both of which increased their volume production.
Reaching this new objective will be a significant accomplishment for Tesla as it will expand its capacity by 20% in comparison to its production rates of 3,000 per week in December and 4,000 by April. By succeeding in this endeavor, the Tesla Model Y has surpassed the Model 3 to become the brand’s most well-liked automobile model.
Prior to the official announcement from Tesla, Teslarati was able to secure multiple images of the firm commemorating the production milestone with a distinctive logo that includes “5K” and Texas longhorns in addition to the deeply ingrained Tesla T logo. Since it is the only model now produced in the factory, this was planted as a celebration of Giga Texas’ milestone.
Due to unique difficulties at the facility, Giga Texas accomplished this target a little later than other facilities of the firm. This comprises automobiles with 4680 battery cells, which allow for a new structural battery pack chassis design.
This innovative method of making automobiles adds some complexity in compared to the conventional ones. The number of Tesla vehicles being built with 4690 cells and 2170 cells, including the structural battery pack, is still unknown.
The highly anticipated Tesla Cybertrucks is expected to start production at some point this year after receiving over 1 million pre-orders, according to the reports.
Although Musk said that at the earliest, production would start later this summer, it is still unclear whether they would move forward with this given that Cybertruck’s production has previously been put on hold multiple times.
Following this accomplishment, in March of last year, the Giga Berlin Plant managed to produce 5,000 Model Ys every week. Giga Berlin will be able to produce more than 250,000 automobiles annually if the current manufacturing speed is maintained.
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Tesla expects to launch a new model after achieving its goal with this car, which is significant given that the firm is now permitted to produce 500,000 vehicles annually from its manufacturing. The Model 3 was supposed to be the next Tesla model to be released in this facility, but the firm hasn’t spoken anything about it in a while.