Electrek has revealed new details about Tesla’s plans to increase production at its Fremont plant. As it became known, the company intends to increase the production of electric vehicles by installing a new assembly line in the tent workshop.
When Tesla had to close its Fremont plant in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, Electrek said the company intended to use the shutdown to modernize production and make improvements to the facility.
In 2018, when Tesla set up an assembly line in the GA4 tent workshop in an effort to increase Model 3 production, company CEO Elon Musk said it was better and cheaper than building a conventional workshop.
This time, the company, following a similar tactic, built a structure like a hangar or tent to set up a new line. “We were told that Tesla plans to do something similar for the Model Y and deploy some manufacturing capacity under the spacer structure to get work started when the factory can be restarted.“, – said Electrek.
It is reported that the new workshop is actually a “spacer structure” that is much stronger than a conventional tent.
Tesla has built a subframe production line for the Model 3 / Model Y in the new tent workshop, according to sources familiar with the matter. In addition, in the GA4 workshop, the company has installed a second assembly line next to the existing one.
The new stretcher line in the new workshop is expected to provide capacity for two assembly lines in GA4. Model 3 and Model Y electric vehicles are produced here.
Tesla previously reported that the Fremont plant has an annual production capacity of 400,000 Model 3 and Model Y units.
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