Inside the Tesla Gigafactory: where the House produces each model

Inside the Tesla Gigafactory: where the House produces each model

Objective: 2 million electric cars per year. Elon Musk and associates believe it, strong in a 2022 that has given the record of 1,3 million cars sold. Now that the first threshold of "six zeros" has been reached, Tesla can he really aim for double in 2023? According to the numbers, it certainly seems so.

In fact, based on the production capacity of all the plants, the American company would have the potential to produce almost 2 million zero-emission vehicles. Maybe it won't sell them all, but it could get close to the figure. So let's discover the secrets of the various Tesla plants around the world.



Tesla Factory a Fremont, California

Let's start where it all began, a Fremont, in California. Here the Builder gives birth to up to 550.000 Model 3 and Model Y per year, plus about 100.000 Model S e Model X. The total makes 650.000 cars.

Inside the Tesla Gigafactory: where the House produces each model

Tesla Factory a Fremont, California

Inside the Tesla Gigafactory: where the House produces each model

Tesla Fremont Factory: produzioneModel S e X

Tesla Giga Nevada (Gigafactory 1)

But the first real Gigafactory Tesla is the one in Nevada. Which, in reality, does not produce cars, but 2170 type lithium-ion batteries and various components, such as motors, power electronics, storage systems and more. The 4680 cells will follow, thanks to a $3,6 billion investment, and the Semi electric truck, for about 50.000 units a year.

Inside the Tesla Gigafactory: where the House produces each model


Tesla Giga Nevada (Tesla Gigafactory 1)

Inside the Tesla Gigafactory: where the House produces each model

In Tesla plans, expansion in sight for Giga Nevada

Tesla Giga Shanghai (Gigafactory 3), China

Then there is Giga Shanghai, the largest of Elon Musk's factories. With a production capacity of more than 750.000 Model 3s and Model Ys, the Chinese plant is the main export hub of the House. “We don't expect significant increases in production in the short term”, specifies the manufacturer, however.


Inside the Tesla Gigafactory: where the House produces each model

Tesla Giga Shanghai (Tesla Gigafactory 3)

Inside the Tesla Gigafactory: where the House produces each model

Production at Tesla Giga Shanghai

Tesla Giga Berlin (Gigafactory 4), Germania

Turning to Europe, here is the German Giga Berlin. It was inaugurated at the beginning of 2022 and is already working at a good pace, even if still far from the final production target of 250.000 electric cars a year. For now, Tesla has surpassed 3.000 Model Ys a week (that's just over 150.000). In addition to the electric SUVs, the 2170 batteries also come out of the plant, which will be followed by the 4680.


Inside the Tesla Gigafactory: where the House produces each model

Tesla Giga Berlin (Tesla Gigafactory 4)

Inside the Tesla Gigafactory: where the House produces each model

Tesla Giga Berlin paint shop

Tesla Giga Austin (Gigafactory 5), Texas

last on the list, Giga Austin. In Texas, the House gives life to the highly sought-after Model Y, even if production is not yet at full capacity. In the future, 250.000 electric vehicles will be born. And there will also be room for the Cybertruck not 4680.


Inside the Tesla Gigafactory: where the House produces each model

Tesla Giga Texas (Tesla Gigafactory 5)

Inside the Tesla Gigafactory: where the House produces each model

Tesla Giga Texas: 4680 batteries

Total production capacity

  • Over 1,9 million electric vehicles (650.000 at the Tesla Factory in California; 750.000 at Giga Shanghai and 250.000 each at Giga Berlin and Giga Texas).

Manufacturing across sites (vehicles, batteries, and more)

  • Tesla Factory a Fremont, California
    • Model S and X (over 100.000; Model S since mid 2012 and Model X since late 2015)
    • Model 3 and Y (over 550.000; Model 3 as of mid 2017 and Model Y as of January 2020)
    • Total: 650,000 S/X/3/Y
  • Tesla Gigafactory 1 in Nevada
    • lithium ion batteries, modules and battery packs, storage systems, motors and electronics
    • pilot production of the Tesla Semi
    • 4680 cells (in the future, up to 100 GWh)
  • Tesla Gigafactory 2 in New York
    • Products related to solar and storage systems
  • Tesla Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai, China
    • Model 3 and Y (over 750.000; Model 3 as of late 2019, Model Y as of December 2020)
  • Tesla Gigafactory 4 a Berlin, Germania
    • Model Y (over 250.000; as of March 2022)
  • Tesla Gigafactory 5 ad Austin, Texas
    • Model Y (over 250.000; as of April 2022)
    • Cybertruck: to be defined
    • cells 4680: to be defined
  • Tesla Kato Road a Fremont, California
    • components for 4680 cells (target: 10 GWh/year)
  • Tesla Megafactory a Lathrop, California
    • Megapack (40 GWh)
  • To assign
    • Roadster (probably in Fremont)
    • Robotaxi
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