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Tesla plans to replace hundreds of robots with giant aluminum casting machines to increase production efficiency at its new factory in Germany.  


According to media reports, Tesla struggled to increase volumes with hi-tech automation in 2018 and had to fly in a new production line from Germany for its US factory. 


Now, media reports indicated, the company plans to replace 70 glued components for its rear underbody with a single module made from the aluminum casting machines to make its Model Y at the German factory. The move will help in increasing production volumes and reduce the manufacturing complexities for the firm.  While the German factory is still under construction, Tesla plans to increase the production of the Model Y at its Fremont factory from 400,000 to 500,000 units per year, the company said in its Q2 2020 earnings statement.



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