Tesla has reportedly managed to increase production of the Model Y at Giga Texas by thousands of units per week – also because a Longe Range version is now being built there in addition to the Standard Range version.
In its report, Electrek cites insider sources as saying at least 2,000 Model Ys per week. While other sources say up to 5,000 vehicles per week can be produced at Giga Texas.
Until recently, the supply of the new 4680 cells with structural battery packs for the Model Y was considered an obstacle to the acceleration of Model Y production at Giga Texas.
According to previous reports, the Model Y Standard Range has a new battery. The current 4680 cells are from Tesla’s Tera pilot plant in Fremont.
The battery suppliers that Tesla has been using, such as Panasonic and LG Energy Solution, have just started production of 4680 cells. Several suppliers have shipped the first samples of 4680 cells to Tesla, albeit in insignificant numbers.
According to a recent Electrek report, several buyers who received the Model Y Long Range from Giga Texas have been told that the vehicle they ordered was equipped with the 2170 cell and not the new 4680 cell format.
Tesla itself did not reveal the production capacity of the Texas Giga. Based on Model Y Standard Range deliveries, previously estimated at less than 1,000 units per week – with the Long Range based on a known 2170 cells, the number is now said to have increased dramatically. According to recent drone footage, several hundred Model Ys are said to leave the factory every day.
Tesla itself targets production at Giga Texas to be 10,000 vehicles per week by the end of the year. In comparison, after conversion work at the Shanghai Giga, which will be carried out in early July, Tesla is looking to increase production capacity to 22,000 vehicles per week.