Tesla Model 3 Update: How Gigafactory Produces Energy Equivalent To Global Consumption

The Tesla Model 3 has developed to become one of the most highly-anticipated vehicles in the history of automobiles. It is already a given fact; with the most affordable model from Tesla's array of electric cars, the Tesla Model 3 undoubtedly grabbed everyone's attention when it was first introduced back on March 31, 2016.

Tesla Production Deficient

The first step towards available, environment-friendly vehicles is seen to have slowed down a little bit on its production. As posted during their quarterly announcements on 'Production and Deliveries', Tesla has already noted that they are a total of 2,750 vehicles short of what they predicted to deliver during Q4 of 2016.

As a review, Tesla was able to deliver about 22,200 vehicles in Q4 alone: 12,700 Model S and 9,500 Model X.

What causes the deficiency?

The deficiency was due to last-minute delays in deliveries or because the customer was unable to physically take delivery. Even where these customers had already paid fully for their vehicle, it was still not counted as deliveries in Q4, as revealed by Tesla. But in all fairness, Tesla has successfully shipped about 6,450 vehicles towards the end of the quarter, though these numbers will now be counted as deliveries for Q1 of 2017.

Overall, Tesla was able to produce 24,882 vehicles from October to December last year, upping the total production of 83,922 vehicles in 2016. This number represents a total increase of 64%, compared to its production on 2015.

Accelerating Production with Gigafactory

But the best is yet to be revealed as Tesla has officially started production on its newest facility called Gigafactory, which is located inside the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center (TRIC) in Storey County near Clark, NV. As per Tesla's official blog, production for 2170 cells has already begun last December, and recently, cells for Tesla's Powerpack 2 and Powerwall 2 energy products.

Updates for Model 3

Cell production for Tesla's Model 3 will follow in Q2 and by 2018; the new Gigafactory will be producing 35 GWh/year worth of lithium-ion battery cells, nearly as much as the rest of the entire world's battery production COMBINED.

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