Austin-based electric vehicle maker Tesla intends to increase the global production of the Model Y and Model 3 in Q4 2022. The electric vehicle maker is also looking to build on this momentum in 2023, especially as newer Gigafactories in Austin and Berlin ramp up their respective vehicle production.
Tesla has been very optimistic about its growth, with executives such as CEO Elon Musk noting that the company should be able to maintain growth of about 50% every year. The present year has been challenging, however, thanks in no small part to headwinds in China during the second quarter, which shut down Gigafactory Shanghai for an extended period of time.
Citing internal forecasts for the next four quarters that it has reviewed, Reuters noted that Tesla is looking to produce nearly 495,000 Model Y crossovers and Model 3 sedans in Q4 2022. These two vehicles, while being Tesla’s most affordable cars, also comprise about 95% of the company’s worldwide sales. The publication also noted that it confirmed Tesla’s global output target with two people familiar with the matter.
But this is not all. With Gigafactory Berlin and Giga Texas ramping their production, the electric vehicle maker is reportedly looking to follow its momentum all the way to 2023 by producing 1.59 million Model Y and Model 3 through the first three quarters of 2023. And considering that Q4 tends to be higher than previous quarters, Tesla might be on track to post sales of over 2.1 million cars next year.
Elon Musk has previously stated that Tesla has a pretty good chance of hitting a global production run rate of 40,000 vehicles per week by the end of 2022. The internal forecasts reported by Reuters suggest that the company could hit and maintain this level of production past the fourth quarter. The company’s forecast, however, relies quite a lot on the ramp of Gigafactory Berlin and Giga Texas, two facilities that are still in their early stages of vehicle production.
Tesla is expected to release its Q3 2022 vehicle delivery and production report as early as the coming weekend. Overall, brokerage Piper Sandler expects Tesla to deliver 354,000 vehicles in the third quarter, while Citi anticipates 369,800 vehicle deliveries, despite its analyst Itay Michaeli maintaining a “sell” rating on TSLA stock. Tesla observer Troy Teslike, who closely tracks manufacturing and delivery data, expects 343,779 Model Y and Model 3 to be sold in Q3 2022.
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