According to a recent email from Elon Musk sent internally to the company, the Fermont factory reached its new record. It is said that the automaker produces more than GM and Toyota. The factory was earlier owned by GM and Toyota.
Musk states that the production could grow by 50%. The factory has a long history, even before Tesla started manufacturing. Also after Tesla started manufacturing. It is the birthplace of Tesla cars where the automaker’s first generation of cars was launched from. The growth of the company started from there. Now Tesla is a global manufacturer with plants in China and Germany as well.
The Fermont factory was known to be an inefficient manufacturing facility when owned by General Motors and Toyota. However, now it has proven to be a great success and that was celebrated as well over last week. A copy of the email from Musk to his employees was obtained by Drive Tesla. He congratulated the team on the achievement. However, exact numbers were not provided. Based on some calculations it could be safe to say that around 8,550 vehicles per week could be made, and 1,221 vehicles per day. This is average, and the numbers could go up or down accordingly. The number of vehicles could potentially exceed these numbers by this year-end.
Ramping up production
In addition, Musk said that Giga Berlin has also been successful in ramping up production. Thus, the factory reached a production capacity of 1,000 vehicles per week last week. In this way, Giga Berlin will be able to help deliveries in June with more than 3,000 vehicles. Giga Texas also continues to gain momentum after shipping the Model Y with 4680 cells this week. Building cars with a structural battery pack will ultimately reduce the time it takes to make an entire car, which will increase the productivity of its factories even more.
It is stated that Musk wrote, “This has been a very tough quarter, primarily due to supply chain challenges in China, so we need to rally hard to recover! I’d like to congratulate the Fremont team for achieving an all-time record production day last week and Berlin for making almost 1000 cars last week! This is great stuff. Shanghai is returning to full strength and Austin is spooling up. Onwards to victory!!”
After years of headaches, sweat, and literally unfortunately some blood, Tesla eventually managed to ramp up production of electric vehicles at the factory, where it produces its entire lineup: Model 3, Model Y, Model S, and Model X.