The Berlin Gigafactory opened on March 22 and is Tesla’s first major factory in Europe. The plant’s output growth rate was lower than expected due to the “disruption of parts supply” caused by the epidemic, but the situation is now starting to improve, the report said.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk warned last month that Tesla’s second-quarter production would be slightly lower than the first, and a “hat-trick” might be needed to secure higher output.
But the world’s richest man said he expects Tesla to ramp up production significantly in the third and fourth quarters. Tesla’s two new factories — Gigafactory Berlin and Austin, Texas — are expected to offset production disruptions this quarter.