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Tesla’s Gigafactory Berlin to Hold Operations for Two Weeks to Improve Facilities

Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk is faced with a surprising dilemma as the company’s vehicles. They have become more in-demand, presenting him with production problems.

To meet the high-demand, he is putting productions at Gigafactory Berlin on hold to expand the factory’s space and add an extra shift.

The surge in Tesla’s consumers can be attributed to people seeking alternatives to gas-fueled vehicles.

As a result, Elon Musk is putting production as the company’s highest priority to meet the demand.

While he has factories throughout the United States, Gigafactory Berlin and Gigafactory Texas. They have some of the most significant ramps despite having only recently started production.

The factory in Berlin has shown positive progress thanks to its 2170 cells. It enables a battery infrastructure that the company has grown accustomed to. Additionally, Gigafactory Berlin reports an astounding production rate of 1,000 Model vehicles per month in June.

Gigafactory Texas has been unable to reach the same numbers due to several factors. It including ramping up production of the 4680 battery cell and structural battery pack. 

However, the last week of June saw a surge in production. Tesla shifting to building Model Y Long Range with 2170 cells at the plant.

Musk and Tesla’s Expectation

Musk and Tesla are expecting Berlin to catch up. They will be shutting down the factory for two weeks to give the space an upgrade and to achieve their goal,

A German publication Bild was reported the company would be putting all operations on hold until the facilities are improved.

“Tesla therefore wants to interrupt operation for two weeks starting next Monday,” wrote Bild. “It is unclear that how many of the 4,500 employees will be sent on vacation and how many technicians will remain to convert production.”

The publication also revealed that Tesla will be adding a third shift, holding electric motor productions in Berlin. Gigafactory Shanghai having imported.

“According to employees, after the break-in production. “

The publication work should be carried out in three instead of two shifts,” . “In addition, Tesla could then start manufacturing the drive in a neighboring hall.”

While the improvements may help, Gigafactory faces the challenge of finding employees.

In the past couple of months, Tesla has been dealing with the challenge of hiring and retaining employees. Salaries are reported to be the problem and local union, IG Metall, was rumored to get involved. However, Musk defused the situation with a 6% salary increase.

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