Tesla Giga Texas Milestone: 4,000 Cars Built in 1 Week

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Tesla’s Gigafactory in Austin, Texas has achieved another milestone, producing 4,000 Model Y vehicles in a single week, according to a tweet by the company on Saturday, April 2.

The Austin-made Model Y compact crossovers include the company’s latest 4680 structural battery packs, along with front and rear castings.

This achievement is the latest in a series of milestones for the Texas Gigafactory, including producing 1,000 Model Y cars in a week on August 20, 2022, building 10,000 Model Y cars to date on September 17, 2022, manufacturing 20,000 Model Y cars to date on October 30, 2022, and producing 3,000 Model Y cars in a week on December 15, 2022.

At a rate of 4,000 cars built per week at Giga Texas, that pace works out to roughly 208,000 Model Y vehicles built per year.

Check out the drone video shared by Tesla, showing staff at Giga Texas surrounding a Model Y with the number “4,000” in helium balloons:

The news comes on the heels of Tesla announcing its Q1 2023 deliveries on Sunday, which set a new record. Tesla produced 421,371 Model 3/Y units and 19,437 Model S/X units in Q1. The company delivered 412,180 Model 3/Y vehicles and 10,695 Model S/X vehicles.

In total, Tesla produced 440,808 vehicles and delivered 422,875 from its factories in Fremont, California, Giga Texas, Giga Berlin, and Giga Shanghai in Q1, exceeding analyst expectations.

Just over a week ago, Tesla announced its Giga Berlin factory hit a milestone of 5,000 Model Y builds per week, and now it appears Giga Texas is ramping up as well, not too far behind.

Tesla’s guidance is for 1.8 million cars produced in 2023, but if everything falls in line for the rest of the year, we may see more than that number possibly reach 2 million, according to Elon Musk.