Tesla to set up “tent” to make more Model Y

From the great website Electrive.com folks, Tesla is expanding in California too.


Tesla is building another tent structure at the Fremont plant to produce more Model Y. The end of this month will see a major upgrade including a short shutdown of the factory. Meanwhile, there are contradictory data on the number of coronavirus infections at Tesla.

But first to the Model Y: Rumors started already at the beginning of June. Ones that Tesla wanted to buy another “Giga Press”. Yet now it seems clear. All where Tesla wants to use the big press for body parts.

As can be seen from several registrations on the website of the city of Fremont, Tesla is planning. Planning several modifications and extensions at the “General Assembly 4.5”.

This name was used for the tent structure where the Model 3 was built from 2018 on. Since this March, the assembly of the Model Y is taking place there.

In the course of the “4.5 Expansion Rev 1”, a second tent is now apparently to be erected directly next to the existing structure. All in which a further assembly line for the Tesla Model Y is to be set up. The new “Giga Press” should also be used here. Elon Musk had already indicated a few months ago that a single component would replace a two-part cast aluminium structure in the rear of the Model Y. According to reports, the new press would be able to do this.

For the entire story on Electrive.com, Jul 16, 2020 – 01:02 pm