Tesla’s California Factory: The Most Productive Auto Plant in North America



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Tesla’s Fremont factory is officially the most productive auto factory in North America, as measured by average weekly output by year, according to Bloomberg.

The Fremont Tesla factory outranked over 70 other North American car production facilities, producing an average of 8,550 cars per week throughout last year.

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The closest contenders to the figure include Toyota’s Georgetown, Kentucky plant which averaged 8,427 cars per week, BMW’s Spartanburg, South Carolina plant averaging 8,343 cars per week and Ford’s Dearborn, Michigan plant, which put out 5,564 units per week on average.

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Despite a global downturn in the auto market last year due to supply chain shortages, Tesla managed to increase its global production by an astounding 83 percent in 2021, when compared with 2020.

Tesla’s Fremont factory is the most piecemeal of the automaker’s different locations, as it has slowly expanded since its humble beginnings.

At a shareholder’s meeting last year, Musk recounted the Fremont factory’s start, saying, “When we first went in there, we were like a kid in his parent’s shoes.” Musk continued, “Now we’re like spam-in-a-can here: How do we fit more stuff?”

In addition, this news arrives ahead of Tesla’s opening of two of its most massive factories yet: its Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg and its Gigafactory Texas.

Earlier this month, Tesla said it was pushing hard to begin production at both its Grünheide, Germany plant and its Austin, Texas plant, despite still needing final approval from the German ministry in Brandenburg.

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