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Tesla supplier hint on massive increase in model 3 production



A Tesla supplier in China says it doubles the production of parts it supplies to the Tela Model 3 program – suggesting a huge increase in production capacity in model 3.

Earlier this week, we reported on an email from Tesla Automotive President Jerome Guillen to employees to prepare a mysterious production capacity increase.

Today, Tesla is able to produce 7,000 Model 3 units per week at its Fremont factory, and the company has talked about its upcoming Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai and adds 3,000 units a week

Now Digitimes reports that China FineBlanking Technology (CFTC), a Tesla provider of precision stamp services, "will increase monthly shipments of components of relays used in Tesla Model 3 vehicles from about 20,000 units today to 40,000 units by August 201

9." [19659003] They continued:

"CFTC has also landed orders for another component s used in model 3, with shipments to begin in October 2019, the sources said. As Tesla is on tour with model 3 output and Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai in Eastern China will be fired by the production of the electric vehicle by the end of 2019, CFTC shipments to Tesla are expected to rise, sources say. "

Total production capacity to be achieved with these e The changes are still unclear.

Tesla has previously talked about starting production at Gigafactory 3 at the beginning of Q4 (October) and ramp up to 3000 units per week by the end of the year. [19659009] Electrek's Take

This report actually makes sense in the weird context of Jerome's emails to employees.

If the CFTC doubles the production of model 3 parts, it would not be just for Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai, which is expected to produce less than half the production capacity in Fremont.

It will therefore mean that Tesla is also planning to increase model 3 production in Fremont, which sounded like it was Jerome who said in his cryptic email to employees. [19659003] But are we really talking about doubling production? I doubt somehow.

I think Model 3 still has room for growth, but a capacity improvement can be too ambitious.

We will see as the picture becomes clearer in the coming months.


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