The latest drone footage shows that one Tesla Model Y produced every 38 to 44 seconds at the Giga Shanghai. That means that the annual production rate of factory is at a whopping 683,000 vehicles.
Tesla is pushing for a new EV production record as there aren’t many days left in 2021. The Texas-based automaker has been constantly increasing the pace of production at its facilities. But now Giga Shanghai is at another level of its own. The latest drone footage shows that one Tesla Model Y produced every 38 to 44 seconds at the site! That means that the annual production rate of Giga Shanghai is at a whopping 683,000 vehicles.
When the Gigafactory 3, the Giga Shanghai first started to produce Model Y electric SUVs in February 2021, the estimated production pace is around one vehicle every 2 minutes. According to the latest drone shots, the Tesla China factory almost tripled its Model Y production pace in less than one year.
At the beginning of 2021, Tesla China can only make 29 Model Ys per hour. Now the Shanghai factory can produce more than 90 electric SUVs every hour. That is an outstanding performance, even for Tesla. Next year, Giga Shanghai will keep increasing its production rate to an annual total of 1 million EVs.
Giga Berlin and Giga Texas waiting for the final approvals
Tesla’s fourth and fifth vehicle production facilities can’t make it into production this year. But Tesla is confident that as soon as the final approvals are received Giga Berlin and Giga Texas will start producing EVs at a reasonably high pace next year. Austin-based Gigafactory 5 will probably start operating in the first weeks of 2022. Giga Berlin, on the other hand, is still waiting for German authorities’ approval of its documents. The most recent footage came from Berlin shows a couple of German-made Model Ys assembled and parked in the parking area.