German factory ramps up: Tesla increases weekly production in Grünheide

Six months after the start of production, Tesla increases the number of units in the plant near Berlin.

German factory ramps up: Tesla increases weekly production in Grünheide

Six months after the start of production, Tesla increases the number of units in the plant near Berlin. After all, the world's largest carmaker wants to push the sale of its models in Germany significantly.

Tesla has reached a weekly production of 2000 vehicles at the Grünheide plant near Berlin a good six months after the start. The electric car manufacturer announced the brand on Twitter over the weekend. There was also a photo of employees next to a Tesla with the lettering "2000" stuck on it - just like when the 1000 mark was reached in mid-June.

The plant, which opened in March, is Tesla boss Elon Musk's only European factory. The company wants to produce 500,000 electric cars a year there with 12,000 employees. Production is still under construction. According to dpa information, the target for the first quarter of 2023 is 5,000 vehicles per week.

The US electric car manufacturer wants to significantly increase sales in Germany this year. "Our goal is to double sales every year, so we would be at around 80,000 units in 2022," said a Tesla site manager of "Automobilwoche". As a result, Tesla, as a pure manufacturer of electric cars in Germany, would catch up with established brands such as Toyota. According to the report, Toyota had 71,890 new registrations in 2021.

In 2021, Tesla delivered 39,714 units. After production problems, the lockdown in Shanghai and the start-up in Grünheide near Berlin, the manufacturer has to achieve the targeted volume for this year, especially in the last months of the year. From January to August, Tesla only sold 24,734 units, as the "Automobilwoche" further reported.

In August, Tesla achieved a sales increase of almost 40 percent in Germany and increased its market share to 2.7 percent. The Model Y therefore had the most private new registrations of all models.

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