Tesla Gigafactory expansions in 2018 and 2019 for increased model 3 production

Panasonic will increase the battery production at the Gigafactory by 30% to support increased production of the Tesla Model 3.

Panasonic will add 3 production lines by the end of 2018. This will bring the number of production lines to 1s. The production capacity will be 35 GWh per year and meet Tesla’s production goal of consistently building 5,000 Model 3 per week.

Tesla plans to have sustained production rate of 10,000 Model 3 per week by the middle of 2019. This will mean more upgrades and expansions for Gigafactory 1 will be made.