Musk instructed shareholders that the EV maker can have an annual run charge of two million autos by the top of this yr and can proceed to construct new factories to hitch the 4 it presently has in operation.
Musk stated Tesla might announce a brand new manufacturing unit location as quickly as this yr.
Tesla is concentrating on an annual output of 20 million autos a yr, which Musk stated would require 10 or 12 “gigafactories” with capability of 1.5 to 2 million autos every.
Complete Tesla manufacturing in 2021 was simply over 1 million autos, however Musk stated Thursday that the present run charge was 1.5 million autos from 4 factories: Fremont, California; Shanghai; Berlin-Brandenburg, Germany; and Austin, Texas.
“If all goes as deliberate, we will likely be exiting 2022 at a 2 million annual run charge,” Musk stated, including that manufacturing in Tesla’s two latest factories, in Germany and Texas, was dealing with “10,000” small issues that had been being solved “one after the other.”
Tesla’s latest automobile, the Mannequin Y midsize crossover, is already the automaker’s largest promoting car by income, he stated, and in 2023 could be the amount chief.
The Mannequin Y, with about 40,000 gross sales in Europe via June, already barely outsold the Mannequin 3 sedan, based on market analyst firm Dataforce.
Tesla’s most anticipated new mannequin, the Cybertruck, is scheduled to begin manufacturing in Texas in the midst of subsequent yr, he stated, with the primary manufacturing gear to be put in within the coming months.
Musk stated the pricing and specs for the Cybertruck had modified since reservations opened in 2019, on account of inflation and different exterior components.
“Quite a bit has modified since then,” he stated, including that there was no solution to anticipate inflation.