Giga Berlin, Texas Now Reportedly Making Model Y Long Range

According to recent reports from Tesla enthusiasts Tobias Lindh (@tobilindh) and Troy Teslike (@TroyTeslike), the company’s Gigafactories in Texas and Berlin, Germany, have both started producing the Long Range trim of the Model Y.

Up until now, both plants were only producing the Performance variant of the all-electric crossover.

Lindh noticed “at least two rows” of Model Y Long Range units parked outside Giga Berlin during one of his routine drone flyovers of the facility.

You can tell they’re Long Range trims from the 19-inch Gemini wheels. The cars are likely waiting to be sent out for delivery to customers.

Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg started delivering its first vehicles in March. Last week, the factory achieved a new milestone as it hit a production rate of more than 1,000 cars per week.

Giga Texas, meanwhile, began deliveries the following month. Troy reckons the Long Range Model Ys being built at Giga Texas use battery packs comprising 2170 cells. Earlier this week, Model Y reservation holders noted they received VINs for their Long Range AWD models denoting an “A”, meaning they were produced at Giga Austin.

While Tesla is focusing on transitioning to structural battery packs made up of next-generation 4680 cells, those are in short supply right now. What’s more, the company itself said in April that Giga Texas would produce Model Ys with non-structural battery packs and 2170 cells sometime this year.