Tesla Fremont Factory Hits Daily Production Record; Berlin Nearly 1,000 Cars Last Week: Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk apparently emailed employees on Saturday, encouraging employees to “rally hard” as the end of the quarter nears.

The Musk email was shared by @WholeMarsBlog on Twitter.

“This has been a very tough quarter, primarily due to supply chain and production challenges in China, so we need to rally hard to recover!”, said Musk.

“I’d like to congratulate the Fremont team for achieving an all-time record production day last week and Berlin for making almost 1000 cars last week! This is great stuff,” wrote Musk’s email.

“Shanghai is returning to full strength and Austin is spooling up,” said Musk, closing with “onward to victory!!”.

According to numbers from Tesla’s Q1 2022, the company produced 1,390 cars per day at its Fremont factory in California, as noted by @TroyteslikeFor Q2, it’s unclear how much more Tesla was able to churn out from Fremont, but numbers could be as high as 1,500 per day.

Tesla’s investor deck says Fremont has an annual capacity of 600,000 cars. If the factory were to run at max capacity for 365 days straight, that would work out to 1,643 cars per day–that is if Tesla is able to have chips and other parts available at all times.

Another highlight was Gigafactory Berlin ramping up to nearly 1,000 cars per week, a milestone for the new factory. As for Tesla’s Shanghai factory, with COVID-19 restrictions ended along with the closed-loop system, production can ramp up to normal levels.

Tesla seems confident enough for its Shanghai factory to now also support Model Y orders in Japan, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.