SMM: it is reported that Tesla is about to make a major upgrade to its Fremont plant. It is reported that Tesla intends to add a new production line to the factory, so the company plans to suspend production at the plant in the near future.
The Tesla Fremont plant was also forced to shut down during the COVID-19 outbreak, when there were media reports that Tesla planned to use the shutdown to upgrade the plant to increase its capacity. At the time, the company's plan included building a tent-like building for the new assembly line.
In 2018, Tesla set up a "tent" in the plant, including the famous GA4 (No. 4 assembly line). Tesla's unusual approach drew a lot of criticism at the time, but the assembly line did help Tesla, boosting production of the Model 3 to 5000 vehicles a week and accelerating Tesla's growth. After March this year, Tesla's GA4 assembly line no longer produced Model 3 and began to focus on Model Y production.
Currently, Tesla is placing a large number of equipment in a new tent-like building. It is reported that Tesla has told some employees that the plant is expected to stop production by the end of this month to complete the upgrade. During this shutdown, Tesla may prepare a new general assembly line. When applying for a building permit, Tesla called the assembly line GA4.5.
This upgrade will also increase the production capacity of GA4. Compared with other production lines in the main factory, GA4 has a lower degree of automation. Last month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk (Elon Musk) told employees that improving GA4's facilities was the company's "top priority".
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