When Tesla began taking orders for the Mannequin Y in Japan, Singapore, New Zealand, and Australia 4 days in the past, Elon Musk thought deliveries of the Lengthy Vary mannequin would occur between August and November and deliveries of the Efficiency model would happen between November and subsequent February.
However demand has been wildly, ecstatically exuberant, to the purpose that the Mannequin Y is now bought out in Australia for 2022 and new orders usually are not anticipated to start supply for both mannequin earlier than February of subsequent yr. The excessive demand has even caught Musk without warning. Though, why that may be is a little bit of a thriller. He has typically stated he expects the Mannequin Y to be the very best promoting electrical automotive on the earth by subsequent yr, and perhaps even the very best promoting automobile on the earth in time.
The issue, after all, is that automobiles for the Australian market have to have their steering wheels on the suitable as a substitute of the left and Tesla simply doesn’t have that many RHD automobiles obtainable.
We’re engaged on accelerating RHD Mannequin Y manufacturing. Didn’t count on demand to be so excessive!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 13, 2022
All three variations of the Mannequin 3 are additionally exhibiting anticipated supply dates someday subsequent yr, which suggests you gained’t be capable of get a manufacturing unit contemporary Tesla of any sort within the Antipodes till subsequent yr. That’s an issue plenty of different automakers want that they had.
Elon Musk Sees Room For Progress In Fremont
When the Fremont manufacturing unit was constructing Toyotas and Pontiacs, it highest manufacturing milestone was 428,633 automobiles in 2006. Final yr, Tesla produced 444,600 automobiles there. That’s spectacular. Moreover, Elon Musk thinks Tesla may produce 50% extra automobiles at its Fremont manufacturing unit than GM and Toyota produced there when it was theirs.
Musk didn’t say when such a milestone is perhaps achieved or how he expects to get to that quantity. The Fremont manufacturing unit is notoriously in need of house, with workers combating for parking areas, however one ought to by no means doubt the indomitable Mr. Musk. His predictions have a means of coming true — in case you are affected person.
Tesla’s Fremont manufacturing unit units new single day manufacturing document: Elon Musk https://t.co/fOZCSuo2u9
— Drive Tesla 🇨🇦 (@DriveTeslaca) June 11, 2022
The brand new manufacturing unit in Texas has a design capability of 1 million automobiles a yr — greater than double the dimensions of another auto manufacturing facility in North America. Nobody can ever accuse Elon of not pondering huge!
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