It would seem that the production rate of the Tesla Model Y is lower than expected in Berlin. After peaking in the first quarter, manufacturing is declining in Germany.
At the end of March 2023, Tesla boasted in a tweet that it had reached its production goal in Berlin. The German Gigafactory had finally reached 5000 cars per week on its lines.
This was the count of Model Y, which corresponded to the rhythm hoped for by the firm initially. But less than six months later, the pace has plummeted, as Business Insider reports.
Several Tesla employees thus confirm that the 5,000-vehicle week was unique. This pace has never been reached again, if these testimonials to Business Insider are to be believed.
It turns out that Tesla actually hopes to produce 4350 cars every week. In any case, this is what the brand asked its employees for the months of July and August.
Worse, Tesla would not have achieved this goal either, according to the Business Insider report. The current target would be down to less than 4,000 cars each week.
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Understaffed due to too much work?
The reason for this? The German factory would be understaffed and the situation would not improve. Business Insider quotes in particular employees complaining of a heavy workload, but also of a very high rate of sick leave.
The fact that we are in the summer vacation period also adds to this slowdown. But what impact is this slowdown, whatever the causes, having on Tesla and its customers?
In reality, the consequences of this declining production are very limited. Elon Musk’s firm is still honoring its orders according to the time initially indicated.
Indeed, deliveries of a Model Y, regardless of the specifications and the production plant, will always take place between the end of August and September. It is therefore largely within the framework of the five weeks announced by the manufacturer’s configurator.