Tesla has managed to reach an important milestone with the further development of the unit 5 million since the start of his activity. A symbolic moment that also had two other unexpected protagonists, namely that the unit that rounded off the numbers was the new Model 3, which today also left the brand’s most important factory. that of China.
The evolution of Tesla production is significant, and it took Elon Musk, for example, 12 years to produce the millionth device and only 18 months to produce the second million.
Then things accelerated and it took Tesla just 11 months less to go from the 2 millionth unit to 3 million, seven months to go from 3 million to 4 million, and six months to go from 4 to 5 million.
The five millionth unit was also built in a factory that has become one of the pillars of Tesla’s growth. Tesla factory in Shanghai, whose construction began on January 7, 2019 and became operational at the end of the same year. The rapid pace of construction allowed us not only to put it into operation, but also to quickly increase production.
Giga Shanghai’s millionth device rolled off the assembly line on August 13, 2022, less than three years after production began at the factory. On September 6th of this year, the two millionth model went out of production at the factory.
A dynamic that seems to have no end, and Tesla is not only continuously working to expand the capacities of its factories in Germany and China, but is also improving the capacities of the Texas factory.
At the same time, the American manufacturer is working to complete the paperwork for the new plant in Mexico, which will potentially be the largest and most productive for the North American brand, with construction scheduled to begin in early 2024.