Tesla will focus on Model Y production in its recently confirmed Gigiafactory 4, which is to be built in the Berlin area, and will also produce batteries and drives in the new European factory.
As we reported yesterday, Elon Musk confirmed that Tesla will build the Gigafactory 4 in the Berlin area.
It is being built in the GVZ Berlin-Ost Freienbrink industrial park near the new Berlin airport, which has been under construction for years.
Following the announcement at the Golden Wheel Automotive Awards, Musk went to Twitter to share a few more details about the new work.
The CEO said Tesla would build "batteries, powertrains and vehicles, starting with Model Y" by Tesla Gigafactory 4 in Germany:
Builds Batteries, Drives and Vehicles, starting with Model Y
̵1; Elon Musk (1965) @elonmusk) November 12, 2019
With Fremont-Werk and Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai first production mode Tesla Gigafactory 4 will be the first factory of the automaker, which is initially focused on the Model Y production, which is expected will start in Fremont next year.
Earlier this summer, the CEO also said he would be "well on track" with the construction of Gigafactory 4 in the next 12 to 18 months and commission the European Gigafactory by the end of 2021 6,000 Model 3 vehicles per week and Gigafactory 3 will add 3,000 units, freeing up part of Fremont's Model 3 China production capacity for other markets such as Europe.
Then Tesla is only now beginning to provide new production capacity for the Model Y, so that it can be used in the new factory.
Elon also says again and again that the demand for the Model Y could be much higher than for Model 3.
I'm looking forward to Gigafactory 4 because I think it will ignite a fire among German automakers.
Tesla is well positioned to build a very efficient gigafactory in Germany with its manufacturing robotic group, also based in Germany, from the acquisition of Grohmann.
Elon also mentioned that "batteries" should be made in the factory without confirming that they are battery cells, but that probably sounds.
It's going to be an exciting year for Tesla in Europe.
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