According to German media reports, Tesla sold 39,714 cars in Germany in 2021. Tesla plans to double sales of its cars in Germany to about 80,000 by 2022, a German executive said.
Tesla is said to have built its first European super factory in Glenheide, near Berlin. This factory is Tesla’s fourth super factory. The inaugural ceremony was held on March 22 this year. Currently, only the Model Y is produced.
In June this year, the plant’s weekly output reached 1,000 vehicles for the first time, a major milestone since the plant began production in March, meaning the plant’s monthly production capacity has exceeded 4,000 vehicles.
To boost production, the plant suspended vehicle production for 12 days from July 11 to July 22 this year for upgradation.
In late July this year, foreign media reported that Tesla’s Berlin Gigafactory plans to produce 3,000 Model Ys per week starting in October.
During an earnings call in July, Tesla’s senior vice president of powertrain and energy engineering, Drew Bagrino, noted that the Berlin Gigafactory could produce 5,000 vehicles a week by the end of the year.