Tesla Aiming to Ramp up Model Y Production in Q4
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Tesla vehicles are some of the most popular cars on the market today, and they will soon be more accessible to drivers in Europe. The new Tesla Gigafactory near Berlin is on track to open before the end of the year. This comes after a series of delays due to environmental and legal concerns.
According to Teslarati, Gigafactory Berlin may begin production in October. Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced this launch date after a visit to the new Berlin factory. More Tesla Model Y vehicles are expected to be available soon.
The Tesla Berlin Gigafactory has faced delays
CNET reported that the Gigafactory in Berlin is six months behind schedule because of several hurdles. Tesla has faced criticism around the environmental impact that the new Gigafactory might have.
While electric vehicles produce fewer emissions than gas-powered vehicles, factories can still harm the environment. Critics have focused on the deforestation required to construct the Gigafactory as well as the local animals it will disrupt.
Tesla has also seen delays from more uncommon issues. For example, they had to deal with undetonated bombs from World War II around their construction site.
Musk believes the Gigafactory is on track
While there are still some environmental groups pushing back against the Berlin Gigafactory, most of the major concerns have been resolved. Because of this, Elon Musk is confident that the factory will receive final approval to be released. He announced his commitment to opening soon during a tour of the facility with German political candidate Armin Laschet.
During the tour, Musk said that he believes the Gigafactory will be operational in October. Musk added that he’s hopeful Tesla will get approval by the time Oktoberfest comes around. This German celebration begins in late September and ends in early October.
Once the Berlin Gigafactory is ready, it’ll be used to ramp up production of the Model Y, Tesla’s signature electric SUV. It will take time for finished vehicles to leave the facility, though. While Tesla would like to see the factory boost its fourth-quarter numbers, new factories often take time to develop efficient production methods.
This will be the fourth Tesla Gigafactory
When the Berlin Gigafactory opens, it will be the fourth Tesla facility with the Gigafactory name and the brand’s fifth factory overall. The original Tesla factory is located in Fremont, California, in the Bay Area. There are also two Gigafactory locations in Nevada and New York.
The third Gigafactory is located in Shanghai, China. This was the first Tesla facility located outside the United States, and it was created to expand Tesla’s name to the lucrative Chinese market.
The Berlin facility isn’t the only Gigafactory in production right now. In 2020, Tesla revealed plans for a Gigafactory in Texas. As of now, though, little is known about this project.
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