Employees of Tesla Gigafactory Berlin celebrated on Friday that the Model Y electric SUV manufacturing plant reached the production rate of 1,000 vehicles per week on June 17, 2022. The official Tesla, Inc. (TSLA) Twitter account l announced alongside a photo of employees applauding the achievement of this milestone.
It’s only been 3 months since Giga Berlin first started producing customer delivery Model Ys at the first Tesla factory in Europe. Scaling up production at Giga Berlin has gone faster than expected, as even the Model Y building is still not 100% complete (latest drone video update below).
As the production capacity increases at Giga Berlin, the thirst for human resources in this huge car factory also increases at the same rate. Apparently, Tesla Germany is adding 600 employees to Giga Berlin every week.
More interestingly, a graffiti painting of Bot Tesla aka Optimus is now painted on a wall in Giga Berlin along with a variety of coded information (photos, video and codes below).
Comparison with the Giga Shanghai production ramp
Rob Maurer from the Tesla Daily YouTube Podcast prepared the following graph comparing the production ramp of Giga Berlin to Giga Shanghai. In the first 3 months after starting production, Giga Shanghai had reached the production rate of around ~1,550 vehicles per week and Giga Berlin only increased up to 1,000 cars per week.
The production ramp of Giga Berlin compared to Giga Shanghai corresponds to the speed of construction of the factory. 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
There is still a lot to do in Giga Berlin and the giant factory is far from flourishing at the moment. Interestingly, Tesla has started installing solar panels on the giant roof of the Model Y building. There were about 25 rows of solar panels being installed as of June 18, 2022, as I counted in aerial photos and video by local observer Tobias Lindh.
Additionally, new parking lots are being paved over and a new pit has been dug, but no information is available on its purpose at this time.
Another exterior staircase at Giga Berlin has been painted with Tesla Bot graffiti art. There are several interesting codes and information written about this specific large graffiti in a programming language format.
220322 (the date on which Giga Berlin made the first deliveries)
The left side of this graffiti art wall at Giga Berlin mentions the specifications of the Tesla Bot that Tesla revealed last year. This is what is written on the left side of the board:
Ego speed: 68.34 KMH
CAK O 0.30 Y 0.60 R 0.0
Vision FPS: 19.60
WEIGHT LOSS: 5e-S
Tesla Giga Berlin graffiti wall (video below by Tobias Lindh).
The REGNET code mentioned in this graffiti art most likely refers to the Tesla Bot neural network that Tesla will run the AI and machine learning for this product. For the rest of the codes, the smarter ones among you should let us know in the comments section below.
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