Tesla, unfortunately, is known not only for one of the most popular electric cars but also for constant postponements and production delays. But there are achievements, and the company sometimes celebrates them. So, the Tesla Gigafactory in Nevada reported the release of 10,000 Model Y crossovers.
It is noted that this plant should produce the Tesla Cybertruck, the release of which has already been delayed twice. It is currently scheduled to begin in 2023.
2k Model Y built at Giga Berlin this week 🤘 pic.twitter.com/4u4I517wdV
— Tesla (@Tesla) October 1, 2022
According to several sources, this is due to delays in the production of batteries of the new generation – 4680. In 2020, Elon Musk said that thanks to this technology, electric cars will cost less than traditional cars with internal combustion engines. But Panasonic, with whom Tesla cooperates, could not meet the demand at that time, and only in June of last year, it seemed that it could already increase production.
And that’s why the 10,000 Model Y produced is an interesting result. Starting from April, these cars come out with new batteries. They can provide a range of 450 km (279 miles) on a single charge. At the same time, the price of the car starts at $59,990.
Tesla does not give production speed figures, but according to Electrek, that’s over a thousand Model Ys every week. And this number is planned to be doubled.