Tesla announced on Tuesday that Giga Texas has hit its next major milestone on its production ramp by rolling out 5,000 Model Ys in a single week. This means Giga Texas has now hit volume production just over one year after it first opened, and just one month after it reached 4,000 Model Ys per week.
The milestone moment was announced by the official Tesla account on Twitter, which included a video from outside Giga Texas with three Model Ys and hundreds of employees celebrating the achievement.
Giga Texas achieves production of 5k Model Y/week pic.twitter.com/WwZrv3CYae
— Tesla (@Tesla) May 9, 2023
While Giga Texas reached 5,000 Model Ys per week behind their counterparts at Giga Berlin, the speed which with the factory went from 4,000 to 5,000 units in a week is impressive. It was only on April 3 that Tesla announced it had hit 4,000 Model Ys per week at Giga Texas, putting the time it took to increase their output by 1,000 unit at 37 days.
This is the shortest amount of time the factory has taken to reach its next major milestone. It most recently took 109 days to go from 3,000 to 4,000 units.
Giga Texas currently produces the Model Y in two different form factors, one being the standard Model Y with a single rear casting and 2170 battery cells, with the other being the Model Y with the structural battery pack and 4680 cells. That lineup is set to expand soon however as the Cybertruck is expected to enter production this summer.
According to the most recent update from CEO Elon Musk the automaker is hoping to hold a Cybertruck delivery event towards the end of the third quarter of this year. Given that timeline it probably won’t be long until the factory starts trial production of the electric pickup truck.
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