Tesla’s production capacity

Tesla Giga Shanghai

It’s time for an update about Tesla’s manufacturing infrastructure, which includes two electric car plants (one in California and one in China). Two new plants (in Germany and in Texas) are under construction and should start production by the end of the year or in early 2022…

The production rate in Q3 was above 237,000, while 12-month production exceeds 800,000. The annualized production rate is close to 1 million EVs…

“In Q3, we saw a continuation of global supply chain, transportation and other manufacturing challenges. We continue to run our production lines as close to full capacity as conditions allow. While sequential growth remains our goal, the magnitude of growth will be determined largely by outside factors.”

Additionally, Tesla is building a new 40 GWh battery energy storage factory in California,that will produce only Tesla Megapack systems for utilities.

If you haven’t been keeping an eye on Elon Musk’s progress…aided by a helluva staff of engineers, planners, logistics genies…here’s a list of Tesla production sites. It shows seven locations in the United States, China and Germany. There are at least eight more locations manufacturing components and subassemblies.

People are buying cars better for life on Earth. Whether critics realize that or not.

5 thoughts on “Tesla’s production capacity

  1. renxkyoko says:

    China again… giving more wealth and power to a country that bullies and attempts to take other countries’ sovereinity. Islands in the Philippines are brazenly being taken by China.

  2. No Comment says:

    Tesla’s shareholders have urged a judge to find that CEO Elon Musk coerced the company’s board to acquire SolarCity in 2016, a transaction that a group of shareholders allege was a “bailout” of the failing solar company of which Musk was the top shareholder. During a Zoom hearing on Tuesday, the shareholders asked that Musk be ordered to return the stock he received from the deal and pay Tesla $13 billion.
    …“This case has always been about whether the acquisition of SolarCity was a rescue from financial distress, a bailout, orchestrated by Elon Musk,” said Randy Baron, an attorney for shareholders, at the hearing, Reuters reported.
    The lawsuit by union pension funds and asset managers said that SolarCity “had consistently failed to turn a profit, had mounting debt, and was burning through cash at an unsustainable rate,” noting that the company had accumulated over $3 billion in debt in its 10-year history, nearly half of which was due for repayment by 2017. https://techcrunch.com/2022/01/18/tesla-shareholders-urge-judge-to-find-musk-coerced-board-to-buy-solarcity/
    Elon Musk @elonmusk [10:02 AM Jan 18, 2022] : “We should be much more worried about population collapse”

  3. Will C. says:

    Tesla factory is “racially segregated workplace,” Calif. state agency alleges
    Tesla slams lawsuit that alleges misconduct at Fremont factory from 2015 to 2019. https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2022/02/tesla-factory-is-racially-segregated-workplace-calif-state-agency-alleges/
    Tesla also claims in its blog post that it is “the last remaining automobile manufacturer in California” and that the “Fremont factory has a majority-minority workforce and provides the best paying jobs in the automotive industry to over 30,000 Californians.”
    “Attacking a company like Tesla that has done so much good for California should not be the overriding aim of a state agency with prosecutorial authority,” Tesla wrote.

  4. Just business says:

    Tesla has bought aluminum from Russian company Rusal since 2020, showing how war complicates supply chain https://www.cnbc.com/2022/03/14/tesla-has-bought-aluminum-from-russian-supplier-rusal-since-2020.html
    Tesla’s willingness to work with at least one Russian supplier is not unusual — ten of the world’s largest automakers buy from at least one tier-1 supplier in Russia, according to Interos, a global supply chain and risk management research firm based in Arlington, Virginia.
    But Moscow’s aggression against Ukraine has thrown supplier relationships into question, and forced businesses to ask whether they can legally and morally keep paying millions to corporations that enrich the Russian federation and the Putin confidants who lead those businesses.

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