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Tesla Reveals Giga Berlin Has Already Reached Production Rate Of 200,000 Model Ys A Year

Tesla officially inaugurated Giga Berlin only 11 months ago. However, today, the EV maker has announced that the plant has reached a Model Y production rate of 4000 vehicles a week. This gives Giga Berlin an annualized production rate of 200,000 vehicles per year.

In the past few years, Tesla has been growing vehicle production at a breakneck speed. For example, in 2022 Tesla was able to produce 1.38 million vehicles. This is a 47% growth from 2021 when Tesla delivered 936,000 vehicles.

Tesla’s 2022 achievement is on its own impressive however, things start to look even more incredible if we go back and compare Tesla’s 2022 production with that of 2018.

For all of 2018, Tesla was able to produce 245,000 cars, and when we compare that to 2022 1.38 million vehicle production, then that means Tesla has managed to grow vehicle production by 6 folds in only the past 4 years.

And even more impressively, Tesla was able to achieve this growth in the midst of a global parts shortage and global pandemic that has forced some legacy automakers to cut production by as much as 50%.

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This is all well and good, however, Tesla is just getting started. Per the company’s official statement, Tesla plans to grow vehicle production annually by 50% until it reaches a production rate of 20 million vehicles a year by 2030.

To achieve this goal, Tesla is currently ramping up vehicle production at 2 new factories on two continents. In addition, Tesla is increasing production capacity at 2 of its existing plants in Shanghai and Fremont, California and the EV maker is also building a new factory adjacent to Giga Nevada.

Of Tesla’s ambitious expansion plans, the first new factory to begin vehicle production was the EV maker’s new gigafactory in Grunhiede Germany. Following several delays caused by bureaucratic red tape and global parts shortage, Tesla started production at Giga Berlin in March 2022.

Tesla initially started production at Giga Berlin with the performance Model Y, however, later on, the EV maker added Long Range Model Y production and 2 brand new colors.

And throughout 2022 Tesla has been working hard to increase the plant's output with the EV maker reporting, at the end of the year, that Giga Berlin has reached a production rate of 3000 vehicles a week. When extrapolated out, that is a production rate of 150,000 vehicles a year.

This was impressive on its own, however, today we have received more information that points to yet another production milestone for Giga Berlin. According to Tesla’s official Twitter page, only eleven months after the inauguration and 2 months after reaching a production rate of 3000 vehicles a week, this week Giga Berlin has been able to produce 4000 Model Ys in seven days.

In the announcement, Tesla congratulated the Giga Berlin team that was able to achieve this feat and together shared a picture of the hard-working Tesla Giga Berlin employees.

This is certainly exciting and suggests Giga Berlin has already reached a production rate of 200,000 vehicles a year. Just to put this into context, 200,000 vehicles a year is almost as many vehicles as Tesla was able to produce only 4 years ago.

Having said that, 200,000 vehicles a year is still a tiny amount compared to Giga Berlin’s full potential. When Tesla first opened the plant Elon Musk said this will the largest production facility in Europe.

This means when fully built out Giga Berlin has the potential to reach a production rate of more than 1 million vehicles a year. Currently, it’s impossible to say how quickly Giga Berlin will reach this scale however, we will be sure to keep you posted as Tesla increases production capacity.

Until then, make sure to visit our site regularly for the latest updates.

So what do you think? Excited to learn Tesla was able to grow Giga Berlin’s production to 4000 vehicles a week in less than 2 months since reaching 3000 vehicles a week? Also, how long do you think it’ll take for the plant to reach a production rate of more than 1 million vehicles a year? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

Image: Courtesy of Tesla

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Tinsae Aregay has been following Tesla and The evolution of the EV space on a daily basis for several years. He covers everything about Tesla from the cars to Elon Musk, the energy business, and autonomy. Follow Tinsae on Twitter at @TinsaeAregay for daily Tesla news.