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Tesla wants to manufacture more than 1.5 million cars with its new Gigafactories

The start of the year could not be better for Elon Musk and Tesla. With record profits and the opening of two new Gigafactories, the American company has its sights set on the last quarter of the year. 2022 should be a year full of successes, and also of obligations. Tesla hopes that with its two new factories, total production will close the course with more than one and a half million units assembled. A fact not exempt from conditions.

Tesla set the year 2021 as the year in which they would reach one million vehicles sold. With an impressive push in the last part of the year, the company was just a few thousand units away from the target. This year there are no excuses to achieve it. The first quarter already points directly to it: more than 310,000 vehicles delivered in the first quarter make it clear that exceeding the million unit figure is more than feasible, but Elon Musk wants more. He wants to make 1.5 million cars before the end of the year.

We all know that Tesla is very much in favor of stepping on the accelerator to the fullest in the last months of each cycle. Elon Musk hopes to pull a rabbit out of his hat in the last quarter, and for this he needs the collaboration of the new plants inaugurated. The Austin and Berlin Gigafactories will become sites of great importance, although they will be far from the crown star, the Shanghai plant. We have recently learned that the German factory already assembles about 350 cars a week. A slow but sure pace, which they hope will be much higher before the end of this month.

Austin has increased production capacity, but once again the recent opening means some slow manufacturing. As the months go by, it is logical to think that both factories begin to show much more important figures., because Tesla needs them to beat that self-imposed production figure. If achieved, it would become the best year in the history of Tesla, something that we have already repeated on many occasions over the last few years. Tesla’s dominance doesn’t seem to be coming to an end, no matter what they say at BMW.

However, while the first quarter has been exceptional, Tesla is going to have to break a sweat to reach the goal. In recent weeks, its most productive plant, the one in Shanghai, has been closed due to the harsh confinement established by the Chinese authorities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although production is back on track, it will be difficult to recover that volume of vehicles that was paralyzed due to the closure. At the end of the year we will know if Tesla and Elon Musk have finally achieved what they set out to do.

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