Tesla Rumored To Pause Mannequin Y Manufacturing In Austin In Early July

Tesla’s Gigafactory Texas will reportedly pause its Mannequin Y meeting line to implement upgrades firstly of July. In accordance with Joe Tegtmeyer, a drone pilot who has been always scanning the power ever for the reason that begin of development, the downtime is anticipated to final about 5 days. 

Citing his personal observations of the Giga Texas complicated and knowledge reportedly gathered from varied channels, Tegtmeyer famous in a submit on Twitter (through Teslarati) that Giga Texas is switching away from swing shifts, as an alternative going to day and night time shifts solely. He stated the brand new shifts are anticipated to enter impact after the manufacturing upgrades are accomplished. 

Because it all the time occurs after a manufacturing line improve, the Mannequin Y manufacturing charge is anticipated to take an preliminary hit as workers get educated and turn into accustomed to the revised manufacturing strains, gear, and layouts.

Nevertheless, after a brief interval, the manufacturing charge will improve, Tegtmeyer anticipates, noting that it’ll surpass the 5,000 items per week charge not too long ago achieved at Giga Texas.


Curiously, he claims Tesla staff who have been previously on the swing shift are being redirected to the Cybertruck manufacturing strains. This may reportedly permit Tesla to finalize testing, calibration, and get the strains into manufacturing standing. Tegtmeyer estimates this may happen all through July and into early August.

If this data is correct, it’d imply that Tesla will probably be lastly in a position to begin manufacturing of the Cybertruck someday in August or September, simply in time for the Cybertruck handover occasion anticipated on the finish of the third quarter.

In fact, within the absence of official affirmation from Tesla, that is simply hypothesis for now, so you must take all of it with a grain of salt.

In his tweet, Tegtmeyer additionally talked about a brand new Tesla manufacturing website some 20 miles southwest of Giga Texas. The location is alleged to provide seats and presumably another sub-assemblies, which can help each Mannequin Y and Cybertruck manufacturing. He expects the power to start manufacturing inside the subsequent few months.