Tesla, the first brand that comes to mind when talking about electric cars, has reached an important milestone. The company took its 5 millionth electric vehicle off the production line as of September 17, 2023.
It can easily be said that the fact that something that seemed like a dream 20 years ago has become a reality today is a great development for the automotive industry.
Founded in 2003, the electric car maker has been met with equal parts excitement and skepticism. Few could have predicted the devastating impact this electric car initiative would have on the automotive industry. The Roadster, the company’s first car and introduced in 2008, attracted attention with its acceleration from 0 to 97 km/h in less than 4 seconds and proved that electric cars have unexpected power.
The company produced its 1 millionth car in March 2020, 12 years after it started operations. However, with Tesla’s production speed suddenly increasing, the company managed to roll out its 2 millionth car within 18 months. While the 3 millionth car was produced 11 months later, the 4 millionth car was reached 7 months later. So the 4 millionth Tesla hit the roads about 6 months ago. The company plans to produce two million cars a year. Considering the steady increase in production speed, it seems likely that the 6 millionth car will be ready in early 2024.
The company’s 5 millionth car was a Model 3 Highland in pearl white. The car was produced at the Gigafactory in Shanghai, China. It is worth noting that this is the largest electric car factory in the world.
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The company currently has a total of six factories. Four of them are in the USA, one in China and one in Germany. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who went to New York, USA, for the United Nations General Assembly meetings, met with Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Erdoğan called on Musk to build the company’s seventh factory in Turkey.