Tesla looks to be ramping up Model Y production at Giga Berlin and is targeting 1,000 Model Y’s per week by the end of this month.
This is at least according to reporting by Automobilwoche, who had access to internal calculations by Tesla.
The 1,000 Model Y’s per week means that the new Tesla target for 2022 will be around 30,000 vehicles produced.
According to estimates, Tesla is producing around 350 Model Y’s per week. So a three times increase in production is a positive move for the new plant.
After the plant opened in March, Tesla noted that the production was a positive step. However, the tricky part will be getting to volume output.
However, by all indications, Tesla will slowly increase production next year.
The company hopes to hit their target of between 5,000 and 10,000 cars per week in the near-term.
According to Tesla, the plant has the capacity to make 500,000 cars annually.
Tesla also confirmed that the facility will shut down for three weeks in the fall. The shutdown will allow Tesla to switch to the new 4680- battery cell.
The plant is currently using the 2170-battery cell and will make the switch to the 4680 cells once the EV battery plant beside Giga Berlin is up and running.