Tesla is now the most productive auto plant in America

Tesla is now the most productive auto plant in America

/ 10:57 AM January 26, 2022

A Tesla plant in Fremont, California manufactures more cars than the other 70 facilities in North America. Elon Musk’s other factories are bigger than this plant. Which makes it the most productive auto plant in the northern region.

The Fremont factory has a long-standing history of being an automotive site of huge names in the automotive industry. GM once operated the plant in the 1960s. Then in 1984, GM partnered with Toyota’s Motor Manufacturing to run the facility. However, the bankruptcy of GM in 2009 left the 5.3 million square foot factory vacant.


Then Tesla entered and took the plant in 2010. Tesla made some renovations in the factory and increased product availability. This continues up to this day. The Tesla Fremont plant has 10,000 active employees. The production of Model S, X, 3, and Y are all in this Fremont plant.

According to a Bloomberg data, Tesla’s California factory has an average production of 8,550 vehicles per week. In estimate, it’s a total of 51 vehicles per hour or 1,221 vehicles per day.

While the Tesla Fremont factory is the most dynamic automotive factory in the US in 2021 considering the amount of production, it also surpasses other car factories. Tesla outpaced some of the big names in automotive that has long been creating massive figures of car production in the past decades. These other car manufacturers are – Ford, Toyota, and BMW.

Tesla EV Production

Moreover, the previous facility that Tesla bought in 2010 had an average car production of 8,550 cars per week last year. That was a few more than Toyota’s production in its Kentucky plant which is 8,427 cars per week. While Ford’s truck plant in Michigan produces an average of 5,564 per week and BMW’s Spartanburg plant in South Carolina produces 8,343 per week.

While Tesla didn’t release an official statement of their production, the computation tells it all (8,550 per week multiplied by 52 weeks.) It’s a total of nearly 444,600 cars for 2021.

Although the California plant is outpaced by the other Tesla facility in Giga Shanghai. Which had an output of 486,000 vehicles in total production last year. In addition, Tesla has increased its global production by 83% in 2020 which totals 930,422 vehicles.

While the pandemic-constricted automotive market has been affected in 2020 and 2021, the car manufacturing giants followed thru after Tesla applied new strategies. Instead of continuing to develop gas-powered vehicles, automakers switched to electric vehicles. As Tesla’s production figures show that a huge number of drivers have switched to EV, the automotive makers followed through.

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