Tesla recently posted to Twitter a new milestone for Giga Texas, announcing the facility successfully produced 4,000 Model Y crossovers in a week.
Tesla commemorated Giga Texas’ milestone by posting a short aerial video of the facility’s workers posing and celebrating around a Model Y. “Congrats Giga Texas team on building 4k Model Y this week!” Tesla wrote.
Giga Texas achieved its previous milestone of 3,000 Model Y in a week in December. A few days after that, Tesla’s Germany factory, Giga Berlin, achieved the same milestone.
Since then, Giga Berlin’s Model Y production saw a quick production ramp. In late February, Tesla announced Giga Berlin was producing 4,000 Model Y per week. And in late March, Tesla said the facility was already producing 5,000 per week. Giga Texas seemed like it was still ramping to its next milestone.
With Giga Texas achieving 4,000 Model Y per week, the facility is now pushing toward a production rate of 5,000 per week. Achieving this production level would be an accomplishment for Giga Texas, as 5,000 vehicles per week tends to be a common target for Tesla’s facilities.
With Tesla establishing one factory after another, there will be times when two facilities will be ramping up at the same time. This creates a friendly competition of sorts, and it incentivizes each new factory to perform its best. This seems to be the case with Giga Texas and Giga Berlin, as the two facilities have shown a tendency to achieve milestones not too far from each other. For now, Giga Berlin has an edge, but it won’t be a surprise if Giga Texas also back swinging for its 5,000 Model Y a week target.