Tesla’s German plant in Brandenburg is reportedly ahead of schedule, with the ability to produce 4,000 cars per week, the company announced on Monday. This is three weeks ahead of the original plan, as Tesla had previously aimed to reach the 4,000-vehicle target by March 13. The current output at the Brandenburg plant accounts for one-third of Model Y production at the Shanghai facility.
Tesla plans to maintain Model Y production in Shanghai at an average of 13,000 cars per week, below its maximum potential of about 1,000 units. The company plans to produce an additional 7,000 units per week in February and March. Tesla’s long-term goal for the Brandenburg plant is to have the potential to produce up to 500,000 vehicles per year, or nearly 10,000 per week.
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenges to the automotive industry, Tesla has managed to sustain its growth and expand operations globally. The company’s German plant is expected to create new jobs and support the production of electric vehicles in Europe.