For the past decade, Tesla has operated with only one vehicle assembly factory, but it’s currently building a new one in China and is considering another one in Germany, according to Elon Musk. Tesla is going to have to cut down part of a forest near Berlin in order to build Gigafactory 4. As i posted earlier, Berlin will not be as fast as Shanghai, it will be really fast for European standards tho.
BMW ran into some similar issues when it tried to do the same almost two decades ago. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said during an awards ceremony in the German capital Tuesday evening that "we've decided to put the Tesla Gigafactory Europe in the Berlin area." Tesla is known for its fresh innovation, electric cars and would benefit the German auto industry. Tesla will build its first European factory in Berlin, Germany, boss Elon Musk has confirmed.. Tesla has agreed to buy land in Gruenheide just outside Berlin where it wants to build a giant factory that would give its cars the “Made in Germany” branding. The facility will include an engineering and design centre and will be … The stock is soaring because on Q4 call it is expected Tesla to outline expected Giga3 output. Tesla's plan to build GF4 in Germany makes perfect sense.
The factory is a 45-minute drive from the German capital, or about 65 minutes by public transport. Tesla pulling off a new factory within less then a year is a miracle by itself, a year ago people were claiming this to be impossible. Tesla bought almost 300 hectares (the size of more than 400 football pitches) in Grünheide from the state of Brandenburg to build the factory, which is scheduled to open in 2021.
Germany on Wednesday hailed Tesla's decision to build its first European factory in the country, days after the government said it would boost subsidies for buyers of electric cars.