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German Gigafactory near Berlin

edited November -1 in General
Just saw tweet announcing new Gigafactory near Berlin. Probably will take longer than 168 days to build, I would bet!
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  • edited November 2019
    where did you see the tweet?
  • edited November -1
    @jimglas,
    Several sources announced it on Twitter, also just a few minutes ago, Elon tweeted, “Giga Berlin”.

    Giga4!
  • edited November -1
    Elon mentioned it an event in Germany.
  • edited November 2019
    Tesla is growing and working on bringing safe, conflict-free, competition-surpassing, sustainable, pollution-free automobiles to the world!
  • edited November 2019
    Southeast of Berlin. Design engineering. Model Y. 2021. Hiring personnel!
  • edited November 2019
    An interesting comment on Autoline Daily was that if you think the Model 3 is selling well in Germany, a country that historically prides itself on buying their own cars, just wait until German built Tesla's are available............
  • edited November -1
    @jordanrichard,
    That's a good point!
  • edited November 2019
    So, until additional lines are added to the GF3 and (proposed) GF4 factories, they will still have to ship S, X, and, Y's from Fremont to China, and, S, X, and, 3's to Germany.

    I don't know what the market in Germany is like but is the Y the most competitive vehicle to what's currently available there?
  • edited November 2019
    Could Sbeggs and Teslatap get together to combine their individual threads??? :)
  • edited November 2019
    @Teslatap, let's team up!

    Grunheide, small village near Berlin, with rail crossing, Autobahn, near unfinished Berlin airport.
  • edited November -1
    Sorry about that - I didn't see your post before I wrote mine. Since there are now comments on my thread, I hesitate to delete it. I expect both posts will slide off into he sunset in a few days :)
  • edited November 2019
    @TeslaTap,
    You are right. We won't worry about it then.
  • edited November 2019
    The Model S and X will always be built in Fremont and exported. Relative to the Model 3 and forthcoming Model Y, the S and X are niche vehicles. They were not designed nor built to be inexpensive to build and there is more profit in them. So Tesla can afford to export them.
  • edited November 2019
    Tweet referring to German minister statement:

    Begin construction 1Q 2020
    Begin manufacturing spring 2021
    Deliveries summer 2021
  • edited November -1
    The German GF actually makes sense given Tesla's recent partnership with Daimler AG on their Smart EQ fortwo cars and German's relatively centralized location in the region makes them ideal manufacturers for the European market.

    Kudos Tesla!
  • edited November -1
    @blue adept,
    That's a really good point.
  • edited December 2019
    Tweet per supercharge.info,
    GF4 land contract ready for signing, work could begin as early as January 2020.
  • edited December 2019
    Bankwupcy for sure!
  • edited November -1
    I bet this time next year, China factory will be at maximum production rate, and Berlin factory will be stockpiling cars for Q42020 deliveries.

    On that note, turns out there were 5000 deliveries in china last month that no one knew about.
  • edited December 2019
    I would love to see Berlin come online as fast as Shanghai, have my doubts. I don't think replicating Giga3 factory build will be the new norm. China does not have same regulations as other parts in the western world.
  • edited December 2019
    Andy, all those 5000+ cars were imported into China, correct?

    I wonder where all the truckloads of cars seen leaving GF3 were headed and when those cars will start being delivered.
  • edited December 2019
    Oh i didnt even think to read up on that haha, im not sure.
  • edited December 2019
    ya it looks like that was imported inventory. Nevermind!!!!
  • edited December 2019
    That's still close to a record monthly number for China deliveries, soon to be eclipsed by GF3 in a big way.
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