Tesla had planned to finish production at Gigafactory Berlin by the end of 2022, after commencing late in 2021. But, given the ongoing global supply chain crises, the target seemed lofty. Instead, Tesla said it concluded the year with a reasonable weekly production pace of 3,000 Model Y automobiles at Gigafactory Berlin.
The facility hit a new milestone of 4,000 units per week at the end of February. And now, Tesla Gigafactory Berlin has now met its aim of producing 5,000 electric cars in a single week, which is called “volume production”.
Tesla considers 5,000 units per week to be the target when ramping up a new car to volume production at a new facility.
Tesla shared bits of celebration of this milestone on their official Twitter page:
What’s noteworthy is that Tesla is now approved to build 500,000 vehicles per year from the facility, and now that Model Y production has reached its objective, Tesla is anticipated to add a new model to the Gigafactory Berlin range. Model 3 was scheduled to come next, but Tesla hasn’t spoken anything about it in a long time.
Additionally, Tesla has applied to the government to increase output at the Gigafactory Berlin to 1 million vehicles per year. This expansion will need additional factory footprint development, and the corporation must acquire environmental permission before proceeding.
With all this in mind, Tesla has set its goal on constant expansion and bigger output, and so far the odds seem to be in their favor.