Tesla’s German factory will produce 4,000 cars a week ahead of schedule.
The company said Tesla’s factory in Brandenburg, near Berlin, was producing 4,000 cars a week, three weeks ahead of a plan recently announced by Reuters.
According to reports, factory output is now a third of Model Y production in Shanghai, with Tesla aiming to average total production as planned at 13,000 Model Ys per week, about 1,000 below peak capacity, and another 7,000 Model 3s in February. And keep march.
Tesla planned to increase production from Brandenburg to 4,000 in the week of March 13 and to more than 5,000 by the end of June. Its production reached 2,000 units per week in October last year and 3,000 units per week in December. The planned maximum capacity of the Brandenburg plant is 500,000 cars per year, roughly 10,000 cars per week. Tesla has also begun assembling batteries in Germany that will soon be used in factory-produced cars.
According to a Reuters report, Tesla said the US electric car maker is also preparing to produce cell components such as electrodes, some of which will be shipped to the US from its site in Grunheide, Brandenburg state.
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