Tesla Gigafactory Texas Builds 20,000th Model Y
Written by Simon Alvarez, Teslarati
Published Oct. 31, 2022
Tesla Gigafactory Texas built its 20,000th Model Y. The milestone was posted by the electric vehicle maker on its official Twitter account.
A photo of the Gigafactory Texas team with the factory’s 20,000th Model Y was shared online Oct. 30. The Giga Texas team is seen posing proudly with the vehicle, with many smiling broadly while holding up the No. 2 sign.
With its new milestone, it would appear Giga Texas’ Model Y production is improving its pace. It was only Sept. 18 when the facility built its 10,000th Model Y. At that time, reports indicated the facility took about 108 days to produce the 10,000th all-electric crossover. The 20,000th Model Y was produced just 43 days later.
Tesla watcher Troy Teslike, who has gained a reputation for accurately estimating some of the electric vehicle maker’s key metrics and performance over the past years, noted Giga Texas was able to produce a total of 20,000 units in 151 days.
This suggests Giga Texas is so far faster than Giga Berlin, which was estimated to have produced its 20,000th Model Y in 187 days, but slower than Giga Shanghai, which was estimated to have produced its 20,000th vehicle in about 100 days. Considering the ongoing challenges in the supply chain, however, Giga Texas’ Model Y ramp remains impressive.
Giga Texas remains one of Tesla’s most important facilities, with CEO Elon Musk saying in the Q3 2022 earnings call earlier in October that the company’s second-generation manufacturing equipment for 4680 cells has been set up in the facility. This should help Tesla ramp up the production of its next-generation vehicles, which are produced with front and back megacasts and a structural battery pack.