All signs are pointing to Tesla pushing deliveries to the end of the year. This was hinted at in a recent flyover of the Fremont Factory, Tesla’s California-based EV production facility.
Tesla’s Fremont Factory is no longer the company’s largest plant by volume, with the title now being held by Gigafactory Shanghai. Despite this, the Fremont Factory is still one of Tesla’s most important facilities, being the only one that produces the entire S3XY lineup. In 2021, it was also deemed the most productive auto plant in the U.S.
This is why it has become a tradition for the EV community to observe the Fremont Factory during Tesla’s typical end-of-quarter delivery efforts. It provides a glimpse of Tesla’s activities, as well as the company’s momentum at the end of a quarter.
A drone flyover conducted Dec. 28 suggested Tesla is hard at work producing and delivering as many vehicles as it can. The plant’s customer delivery area in particular is filled with vehicles ready to be handed over to their respective owners.
The busy nature of the Fremont Factory bodes well for Tesla’s fourth-quarter vehicle delivery results.
“Since we have a lot of cars arriving at the last minute, it is important to rally hard and do everything we can to get our cars to customers who have ordered them before midnight on Dec. 31," CEO Elon Musk said recently in a message to employees. "Also, every incremental car we produce that can be delivered in time also matters. Please go all out for the next few days and volunteer to help deliver if at all possible. It will make a real difference!”