Every 38 to 44 seconds, a new Tesla Model Y leaves the Giga Shanghai workshop


Drive Tesla Canada reports that drone overflights have shown that a new Tesla Model Y leaves the Giga Shanghai workshop every 38 seconds. The article noted that Tesla‘s sales in China in November reflected an annual production rate of 683,000 cars per year, which is well above Tesla’s own estimate in the third quarter 2021 profit report of 450,000 per year. .

A drone flyby of Giga Shanghai on Christmas Eve also shows how impressive this production rate is. Wu Wa, the drone operator and Tesla China enthusiast, flew his drone over the Model Y workshop and placed it there for ten minutes. During this period, a total of 16 newly completed Tesla Model Y vehicles emerged at or about one every 38 seconds. In another 5 minute period, another 7 Model Ys emerged every 44 seconds or so.

Drive Tesla Canada noted that at 100% utilization this would be between 733,000 and 830,000 Y models per year. However, this is only a moment and it makes sense that Giga Shanghai is not running every second of the day. But, as the article pointed out, it reflects how quickly Tesla can build a car and achieve its goals. Once Giga Berlin and Giga Texas go live, we’ll likely see similar production speeds.

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