Tesla Semi Delayed to 2022; Model Y in Germany and Texas on Track for 2021

For those following the constructions of Tesla’s upcoming Gigafactories in Berlin, Germany, and Austin, Texas, the company provided a production update during its Q2 earnings today.

Tesla says “we believe we remain on track to build our first Model Y vehicles in Berlin and Austin in 2021.”

Update: During Tesla’s earning call today, Elon Musk said Model Y in Berlin and Austin would have manufacturing improvements, over Fremont-made vehicles. Specifically, Model Y cars made in these new factories would have stamped front and rear castings, plus use new structural 4680 battery packs.

According to the company, “the pace of the respective production ramps will be influenced by the successful introduction of many new product and manufacturing technologies, ongoing supply-chain related challenges and regional permitting.” Tesla has faced some red tape at its Gigafactory in Berlin.

Tesla also provided an update on its Semi Truck, now delaying its launch again, this time to 2022.

“To better focus on these factories, and due to the limited availability of battery cells and global supply chain challenges, we have shifted the launch of the Semi truck program to 2022.”

Tesla added in a letter to investors on Monday, “we are also making progress on the industrialization of Cybertruck, which is currently planned for Austin production subsequent to Model Y.”

During Tesla’s Q1 earnings, the company said it would start Semi truck deliveries in 2021, citing the previous delay was due to battery constraints.