Tesla Milestone: 20,000 Model Y Cars Built at Giga Texas to Date

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Tesla announced another milestone at Gigafactory Texas on Sunday morning, and that’s hitting 20,000 Model Y SUVs built at the factory to date, as part of the latter’s production ramp.

Back on September 17, Tesla announced 10,000 Model Y vehicles built at Giga Texas. The company was able to double this number just 42 days later.

In comparison, Giga Shanghai in China reached 20,000 Tesla vehicles produced in 100 days, according to @TroyTeslike, whereas it took Giga Texas 151 days and Giga Berlin 187 days.

Giga Texas is ramping up production of Model Y vehicles built with Tesla’s latest 4680 batteries in a structural battery pack, along with both front and rear gigacastings, so it may be hard to compare to the early days of Giga Shanghai.

Tesla said during its Q3 earnings call production of 4680 battery cells tripled in the quarter compared to the previous quarter.

“We are finally gaining rapid traction on the 4680 cell. And its output is growing rapidly, and we expect it to start incorporating in cars and having it be a significant portion of our production here in Texas in the coming months. We also have our second generation of manufacturing equipment for 4680 cells in Texas, which continues to show great progress along with our original pilot line in Fremont,” said CEO Elon Musk.

Tesla is also building its Cybertruck production line at Giga Texas and also making progress on its robotaxi platform design.