Tesla’s Giga Berlin Making up to 1,500 Model Y Units Weekly, New Colors in Testing: Report [Update]

Production is gearing up more quickly at Tesla’s Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg than it is at the company’s Texas facility in the U.S., with a new production target being surpassed at the German factory.

Tesla’s Gigafactory Berlin is now producing between 1,800 and 1,900 units per week, and is testing new colors, according to a report from the German publication Tesla Mag. Later, the publication said a separate source noted a production number at 1,300 to 1,500 Model Y units per week.

The news comes as the Grünheide factory ramps up production intending to produce 3,000 Model Y units per week by October. The automaker is looking to reach 2,000 Model Y units per week in September, using two shifts and a total of around 5,000 employees, as of earlier this month.

Tesla achieved 1,000 Model Y units per week at Giga Berlin back in June.

Additionally, Tesla’s Giga Berlin is set to begin working on Model Y units beyond the initial black and white models it made. Its paint shop is up and running and the automaker has sent color samples to the U.S. to determine the final tones, as confirmed by multiple sources.

Tesla’s Giga Texas reached a milestone of 1,000 cars made in a week over the weekend, as seen in a photo shared on Twitter.

In recent weeks, BYD has started delivering new blade batteries to Tesla’s Giga Berlin, amidst high demand for electric vehicles (EVs).

Tesla is also hiring an Autopilot Data Collection Operator at Giga Berlin, requiring travel around 50 percent of the time.