Tesla’s Planned Production Upgrade at Giga Berlin Begins Next Week: Report

Back in May, TeslaMag.de reported sources told the publication Tesla was set to halt production at its Giga Berlin factory in July for two weeks to upgrade the site for a ramp in production. This apparent upgrade was slated since March.

Now, Bild reports starting July 11, Tesla will begin its planned upgrade for Giga Berlin, shutting down production for two weeks to increase production. Other German outlets such as Der Tagesspiegel are taking this planned shutdown and spinning it as Tesla being in “turmoil”.

TeslaMag.de says the July 11 date noted by Bild is “correct” and most employees won’t be needed at the site during the upgrades. After the two week break, everyone should be back and in August, more are slated to join every week. Tesla will reportedly take the production of a vehicle from 90 seconds down to 45 seconds starting next month.

Tesla is also said to be increasing wages at Giga Berlin starting in August. The company was said to be hiring 500 to 600 employees per month, back in June.

Last month, Tesla shared it hit a milestone at Giga Berlin, producing over 1,000 cars in a week for the first time.

We will likely hear more updates about Giga Berlin and Giga Texas factories, when Tesla reports its Q2 earnings on July 20.