Giga Castings of the Model Y
We see hundreds of what appear to be front Giga castings just outside of Giga Berlin for the Tesla Model Y. Tesla is stockpiling these outside and more than likely will make use of them soon to build the Model Y.
Texas will also store Giga castings outside Fremont and Giga Texas from time to time. They should not get degraded by the weather, the elements, or anything that could happen outside.
Some have seen them stacking outside Giga Texas as well and are wondering if there is a bottleneck in production. Others have responded that this is typical for production to ramp up just prior to a change in production to minimize potential downtime.
My thought is that if Tesla is stacking up Giga castings just outside its Giga factory in Berlin, then there is a good reason for it to do so. I think they are trying to keep production going as much as possible while doing some retooling.
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How Many Vehicles Per Year Will Giga Berlin Reach In 2023
Tesla's Giga Berlin factory has almost reached a 250,000 year run rate in vehicles produced. With the recent price cuts to the Model Y, Tesla is going to be busier than ever making the Model Y vehicle.
Tesla will reach 250,00 vehicles per year soon, and it got to about 210,000 at the end of 2022. That's pretty good for a first year ramp of production. I am predicting that by the end of this year, that they get to about 500,000 vehicles per year as a run rate at Giga Berlin.
Tesla made these Giga castings using the Giga Press from Idra. This is a revolutionary device that makes it very quick to make a casting for a Tesla vehicle. It's similar to how a toy car casting is made.
What do you think all these Giga castings are sitting outside for? Is it because Tesla is retooling production?
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Frontcastings of the @Tesla Model Y outside of Giga4 in Berlin Brandenburg. Made by the gigapress of course! @Gf4Tesla pic.twitter.com/BHYoYvIKD3— Esther Kokkelmans (@EstherKokkelman) January 24, 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.