Tesla Gigafactory Berlin employees celebrated on Friday as the Model Y electric SUV manufacturing plant reached the production rate of 1,000 vehicles per week on 17th June 2022. The official Twitter account of Tesla, Inc. (TSLA) announced this accompanying a picture of the employees cheering on reaching this milestone.
It has been only 3 months since Giga Berlin started producing customer delivery Model Ys for the first time at the first Tesla factory in Europe. Scaling production at Giga Berlin has been faster than most must have expected as even the Model Y building still isn’t completed 100% (latest drone video update below).
As fast as the production capacity is expanding at Giga Berlin, the hunger for human resource at this massive car plant is also growing at the same pace. Reportedly, Tesla Germany is adding 600 employees at Giga Berlin every week.
More interestingly, a graffiti painting of the Tesla Bot aka Optimus is now painted on a wall of Giga Berlin with a variety of coded information (pics, video, and codes below).
Comparison to Giga Shanghai Production Ramp
Rob Maurer of Tesla Daily YouTube podcast prepared the following chart comparing the production ramp of Giga Berlin vs. Giga Shanghai. For the first 3 months after starting production, Giga Shanghai had reached the production rate of around ~1,550 vehicles per week and Giga Berlin has only ramped up to 1,000 cars a week.
Production ramp at Giga Berlin vs. Giga Shanghai matches the factory construction speed. Giga Berlin faced several hurdles and delays due to multiple factors, while Giga Shanghai was a smooth sailing process for Tesla.
Giga Berlin Construction Update, Tesla Bot painted in graffiti art
A lot is still needed to be done at Giga Berlin and the giant factory is nowhere near its blossom at this time. Interestingly, Tesla has started installing solar panels on the giant roof of the Model Y building. There were around 25 rows of solar panels being installed as of 18th June 2022 as I counted in the aerial photos and video by local observer Tobias Lindh.
Additionally, new parking lots are getting paved, and a new pit has been dug but there’s no information available on its purpose as of now, new pile drivers are also getting installed for stamping press area expansion as well.
One more staircase exterior of Giga Berlin has been painted with the Tesla Bot graffiti art. There are several codes and interesting information written on this specific large graffiti in a programming language format.
The left side of this graffiti art wall at Giga Berlin mentions the specifications of the Tesla Bot that Tesla revealed last year. Here’s what is written on the left side of the painting:
Ego Speed: 68.34 KMH
CAK O 0.30 Y 0.60 R 0.0
Vision FPS: 19.60
REGNET:Tesla Giga Berlin graffit wall (video below by Tobias Lindh).
WEIGHT DECAY: 5e-S
The code REGNET mentioned in this graffiti art most probably refers to the Tesla Bot neural network that Tesla is going to run the AI and machine learning for this product. For the rest of the codes, the smartest of you should be letting us know in the comments section below.
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