Tesla announced record Q1 2022 earnings on Wednesday, and the company also shared more about its factory operations in the U.S. and abroad.
When it comes to Gigafactory Austin in Texas, Tesla confirmed the first Model Y cars made used its 4680 cells, single-piece front body castings and structural battery packs. Tesla said, “this is an important milestone for our capacity growth efforts.”
The company also added, “later this year, we expect Gigafactory Texas will be able to produce Model Ys using both structural packs with 4680 cells as well as non-structural packs with 2170 cells.”
As for Gigafactory Shanghai, Tesla said COVID-19 lockdowns are impacting its production and those of its supply chain. “Although limited production has recently restarted, we continue to monitor the situation closely,” said Tesla.
As for Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg, production started last month using nonstructural packs with 2170 cells to begin with. “Ultimately, Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg will be able to produce Model Ys using both structural packs with 4680 cells as well as non-structural packs with 2170 cells,” said Tesla.
Tesla’s installed annual capacity has now reached the following:
- California: Model S/X at 100,000 per year; Model 3/Y at 500,000 per year
- Shanghai: Model 3/Y at just over 450,000 per year
- Berlin: Model Y – “early ramp”
- Texas: Model Y – “early ramp”
Tesla also shared that its market share of its vehicles by region continues to increase, with the US/Canada seeing over 2.5%, Europe at just over 1.75% and China at over 1.5%. The company is still in its early stages of market share:
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has stated the Model Y is soon expected to be the best-selling vehicle of any kind, globally.
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