Giga Berlin: 4,000 vehicles per week
One year ago, Giga Berlin was opening for production and here we are, one year later, and the Giga factory is producing 4,000 vehicles per week. This equals about 16,000 per month or 192,000 per year. I expect that by the end of this year - or this time next year, Giga Berlin will be at about 10,000 vehicles per week. That would put Giga Berlin at a 520,000 per year run rate.
Eventually, more factory space will be built around Giga Berlin to get it to around 1.5 to 2 million vehicles per year. Giga Berlin is going to need to produce more than the Model Y, in my opinion, to get there, however, the popularity of the Model Y might be able to carry it to 1 million.
I remember when Giga Berlin was getting ready to enter production and there were quite a number of hurdles Tesla had to overcome just to get production started. There were mountains of paperwork Tesla had to fill out, along with complaints that environmental agencies filed.
Elon Musk even spoke at Giga Berlin on its opening day last year around this time and spoke about the hard work it took to reach the moment of launch. He said it is worth remembering that every car made at Giga Berlin is a step in the direction of a sustainable future.
I see Giga Berlin being Europe's primary hub of Tesla vehicles in the next year or two as it grows and expands. This will take pressure off of Giga Shanghai to export so many vehicles to Europe.
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Giga Berlin: future run rate and vehicles
What does the future of Giga Berlin look like? As I alluded to earlier, I see it increased its production ramp to around 10,000 vehicles per week within another years time. There will also be expansions built, and Giga Berlin will continue to release Model Y vehicles as fast as it can.
Giga Berlin will eventually produce a compact vehicle, as this was hinted at by Elon Musk a number of years ago when he was being interviewed at a European Battery Conference. He gave details on Tesla's lineup and what that could look like.
Elon Musk praised German engineering and that is why he built a Giga factory in Germany. He made mention of a compact car or hatchback that could be built at Giga Berlin. He noted that cars in Europe tend to be smaller than in the U.S.
I think Giga Berlin will have to build a compact or hatchback Tesla vehicle eventually, as there are many Europeans who drive that kind of car. Giga Shanghai will also product this car, as well as the newly announced Giga Mexico and Giga Texas.
These things take time and most of us wish that Tesla could just announce their car and start building it, but Elon Musk has stated on numerous occasions that prototypes are easy and production is hard.
I am looking forward to seeing the announcement of a 5,000 vehicle run rate at Giga Berlin in the next month or two!
Would you buy a Tesla that came from Giga Berlin? Do you think Giga Berlin will make a hatchback or compact car?
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Giga Berlin opened on this day last year and is now at a production rate of 4000 vehicles per week Happy 1st anniversary @elonmusk The spice must flow pic.twitter.com/EFOYBejSBx— Krīs (@teslanatrix) March 22, 2023
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Jeremy Johnson is a Tesla investor and supporter. He first invested in Tesla in 2017 after years of following Elon Musk and admiring his work ethic and intelligence. Since then, he's become a Tesla bull, covering anything about Tesla he can find, while also dabbling in other electric vehicle companies. Jeremy covers Tesla developments at Torque News. You can follow him on Twitter or LinkedIn to stay in touch and follow his Tesla news coverage on Torque News.