Electric car maker Tesla launched the Model 3 at the end of March 2016 and began delivering it to consumers on July 28, the year after it began delivering it to consumers, and the Model 3 is currently Tesla’s lowest-priced electric vehicle, the largest and highest deliverable. The Model 3 experienced capacity bottlenecks in the early days of mass production, but after more than two years of development, the production and delivery of this electric vehicle has increased significantly.
In 2019, Tesla produced 302.276 million vehicles and delivered 300.6 million units to consumers, up 97.6 percent year-on-year and 106.4 percent year-on-year.
According to the latest results, Tesla Model 3 production nearly doubled in 2019 from a year earlier, possibly as a result of an increase in production lines, and it currently has two Model 3 assembly lines at its plant in Fremont, California.
Tesla’s Fremont plant has two Model 3 assembly lines, based on images it disclosed in its earnings reports, and in its most recently released fourth-quarter 2019 results, Tesla released several images of the plant, two of which show the production line layout of the Fremont plant and the Shanghai Super plant Model 3.
The pictures show that the Model 3 production line of the Fremont plant is distributed in five adjacent buildings, namely, the stamping workshop, the welding workshop, the paint shop and the assembly workshop, the first three workshops are in one building, and the assembly workshop is distributed in two buildings, GA3 and GA4.
But it’s unclear when Tesla’s two Model 3 assembly lines in Fremont will go into operation, but it’s unlikely that the production status of the vehicle will be in operation at the same time, with one of them expected to be operational in the second half of 2018 or 2019.
Fremont’s Model 3 production line, located in five adjacent buildings, may still be related to the layout of the plant, which has a long history of being GM’s factory between 1962 and 1982 and the manufacturing plant at GM’s Toyota joint venture between 1984 and 2009. Tesla bought it in 2010 and although it can be remodeled, the likelihood of a major structural change is low.
The Shanghai Super factory is currently tesla used to produce Model 3 another factory, this plant is built by Tesla, the plant according to their needs layout, so there is no production line of the various links scattered in different buildings, the production line layout in a building in different areas, the links are more closely linked.