Tesla has announced that it has produced over 5 million vehicles in its Gigafactories, marking a significant achievement in its recent years’ production expansion efforts. The company made this announcement on X, thanking its customers for their continuous support. This news comes just six months after Tesla reached the milestone of producing its 4 millionth vehicle.
Currently, Tesla produces vehicles in four facilities, two of which are in the United States (Fremont, California, and Austin, Texas), one in Shanghai, China, and one near Berlin, Germany. Furthermore, the company plans to continue expanding its production footprint by establishing new facilities outside of the United States in the coming years. This year, Tesla announced plans to build a new factory in the state of Nuevo León, Mexico, for which the company reportedly submitted a letter of intent to begin construction.
Additionally, Tesla recently celebrated the installation of its 50,000th Supercharger earlier this month. To commemorate this milestone, the company painted the stall in its Ultra Red color and shared photos without revealing its location. This sparked a search for the special Supercharger stall, and it was quickly discovered to be in Roseville, California.
This production milestone comes at a time when a historic strike has been launched by the United Auto Workers (UAW) union against the “Big 3” automakers – Ford, General Motors (GM), and Stellantis – putting significant financial and production pressure on these major Michigan-based automakers. In a statement on Friday, Ford CEO Jim Farley warned that the UAW’s proposals could lead the company to bankruptcy.