Tesla Texas Gigafactory (Gigafactory Texas) reached a new milestone of producing 4,000 vehicles per week, but the factory in Austin is in competition with Berlin Gigafactory (Gigafactory Berlin) Still behind.
The two important factories are Tesla’s simultaneous ramp-up of production, aiming to produce 5,000 cars per week. Last month, the Berlin Gigafactory took the lead in achieving this goal, producing 5,000 Model Y cars a week, while the Texas Gigafactory could only produce 3,000 Model Y cars a week.
Today, Tesla announced that its Texas Gigafactory has reached a rate of producing 4,000 vehicles per week.
While the Tesla factory in Austin lags behind in competition with the Berlin factory, the Texas Gigafactory faces challenges that are different from the Berlin Gigafactory. The main difference is that some of the cars built at the Texas Gigafactory are equipped with Tesla’s 4680 battery cells, which enable a new “structural battery pack” chassis design.
According to reports, Tesla is having some problems ramping up production of the 4680 battery cells. This may have affected production at the Gigafactory in Texas, although Tesla has also taken some countermeasures, such as using 2170 battery cells to produce some Model Y vehicles, as it has done at other factories.
Tesla delivered 422,875 vehicles in the first three months of 2023, setting a new record, and the increase in production speed will bring Tesla closer to achieving an annual output of 2 million vehicles this year. The goal.