Tesla will focus on manufacturing Model Y on the recently confirmed Gigiafactory 4 to be built in the Berlin area, and they will also produce batteries and powertrains at the new European factory.
As we reported yesterday, Elon Musk confirmed that Tesla will build Gigafactory 4 in the & # 39; Berlin area & # 39 ;.
It will be built in the GVZ Berlin-Ost Freienbrink industrial park near the new Berlin airport, which has been under construction for several years.
Following the announcement of the Golden Wheel car awards ceremony, Musk took to Twitter to release some more details about the new factory.
CEO said Tesla will build “batteries, powertrains and vehicles, starting from Model Y” at Gigafactory 4 in Germany:
Will build batteries, powertrains and vehicles, starting with Model Y
̵1; Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 12, 2019
With Fremont factory and Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai first producing Modus l 3 cars, Tesla Gigafactory 4 will be the first car manufacturer to focus on production of Model Y, expected to start first in Fremont next year.
Earlier this summer, the CEO also said he expects the Gigafactory 4 build to be "well under way" over the next 12 to 18 months and will have the European Gigafactory operational by the end of 2021.
Electrek & # 39; s Take
This makes a lot of sense.
Fremont is already capable of producing over 6,000 Model 3 vehicles per week and Gigafactory 3 will add 3000 units to it, which will release some of Fremont & # 39; s Model 3 production capacity intended for China to other markets, such as Europe.
Then Tesla is just now starting to distribute new Model Y production capacity so that it can equally well distribute it at the new factory.
Elon also goes on to say that demand for Model Y may be much higher than Model 3.
I'm excited about Gigafactory 4 because I think it will catch fire under German car manufacturers.
Tesla is well positioned to build a very efficient Gigafactory in Germany with its producing robot group formed from the Grohmann acquisition, which is also located in the country.
Elon also mentioned "batteries" to be produced at the plant without confirming if it will be battery cells, but it probably sounds.
It will be an exciting year for Tesla in Europe.
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