Tesla flies six cargo planes with new battery production line for Gigafactory

Six cargo planes containing robots for Tesla were flown from Europe to California in order to ramp up battery production at the company’s Gigafactory located near Reno, Nevada, Reuters reported. 

Such output increase should allow Tesla to speed up production of its Model 3 sedan to 6,000 units per week from the current 3,000. Battery pack production was one of two obstacles Musk identified in the company’s first quarter earnings call as holding up production of the Model 3.

According to the Monroney sticker, which is a label placed on the window of every car to provide certain official information about the vehicle, 25% of the 10,000 unique parts in a Tesla Model 3 are manufactured in Mexico.


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