Model 2 Prep? Tesla's Berlin GigaFactory To Have EIGHT Giant Casting Machines

Source Tobias Lindh  Twitter

Renault SA is the leader, Tesla is competing with Volkswagen AG and BMW AG's new electric models.

Tesla's fourth electric auto factory under construction near Berlin, Germany, could end up hiring four times the staff now employed at Fremont in the USA, with eight Giga Presses stamping out parts for the Model Y.

Gigafactory Berlin is expected to start with the production of the Model Y, and as it turns out, the all-electric crossover happens to represent Tesla's latest innovations. That's also where the vast majority of the vehicles' components are made.

Despite previously explicitly promising not to, Elon Musk's Tesla has announced plans to send its Chinese-built Model 3 vehicles to Europe and other markets.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and its factory's closure in California, Tesla's plans were already changed.

Separately to the event, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper said on Thursday the factory had the potential to create 40,000 jobs, citing the economy minister of Brandenburg state. "Both should be signed and sealed in mid-December", Steinbach was quoted as saying.

Elon Musk had labeled the Model 3 as "Alien Dreadnought" and the video shared by Tesla shows eight robots producing a single Model 3 vehicle.

"Please work at Tesla Giga Berlin!".

Initially, Tesla was planning to hire 12,000 staff, although more recent reports state that filings in July indicate 10,500 staff are now being hired to work three around-the-clock shifts.

"Exporting Model 3s to Europe would take advantage of China's lower production cost base in a bid to improve profitability", said Michael Dean, a Bloomberg Intelligence analyst.

The sources declined to be named as they are not allowed to speak to the media.



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