Tesla has confirmed when it will start up its new Berlin factory and what its production capacity will be
The weekend we just left behind has been a very special one for Tesla. Elon Musk has visited the factory that the company he leads is building on the outskirts of Berlin and has taken the opportunity to refine a little more the role that these facilities will play as a nerve center of this company in the very heart of Europe.
The start-up of the Berlin-Brandenburg factory has been delayed for several months, but, according to Musk, the conditioning of these facilities prior to the start of production has already faced the final stretch. What is still pending is precisely the same thing that has contributed to the delay in the start-up of this factory: the claims of environmental groups.
During his visit to the Berlin factory this weekend, Elon Musk assured that production will start during the next month of November, or, at the latest, in December.
The main fronts of confrontation between Tesla and environmentalists are the global environmental impact that this factory will have on the environment, and, in particular, its high water consumption. Last Saturday Musk assured that his company will be in charge of planting more trees in that region than he has cut down during the construction of this factory, and also that he will do everything in his power to consume the minimum amount of water possible.
Local authorities are still reviewing technical reports that analyze the environmental impact that these facilities will have on the environment, but Musk’s statements seem to indicate that final approval of their commissioning is imminent. In fact, during his visit to the factory this weekend, he assured that production will start during next november, or, at the latest, in December.
Goal: build 5,000 to 10,000 cars per week by the end of 2022
The first electric car to be produced in the new facilities in Berlin-Brandenburg will be the Model Y. The units that are currently reaching the European market come from the Tesla factory in Shanghai (China), but, of course, the purpose of this company is that its factory in Germany manages to supply it as soon as possible of this model in an initial phase, and later also the Model 3.
The main challenge that Tesla will have to face is not starting the manufacture of the Model Y in its new German factory; the great challenge will be, and it is something that Elon Musk himself has confirmed, to reach a high cruising speed. According to this executive they intend to produce between 5,000 and 10,000 vehicles per week by the end of 2022, but the fact that they are handling such a wide range reflects that they are still looking for a way to reach this goal.
In fact, possibly getting carried away by a burst of enthusiasm and with the intention of motivating his future European employees, Musk has stated that Tesla needs a lot of talented and hard-working people. pull this car. One more note worth noting: initially the Berlin-Brandenburg factory will receive batteries from China until it is finally able to produce its own batteries.
Vía | Bloomberg | TechCrunch