Tesla’s problems in Germany have now led to a six-month delay in the start of production at Gigafactory Berlin, according to a local newspaper.
Gigafactory Berlin is one of Tesla’s most important projects at the moment, as it will bring the Model Y to Europe and introduce a new generation of electric vehicle using Tesla’s new battery technology with its new 4680 battery.
It is expected to become a major part of Tesla’s growth history over the next few years and help accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles in Europe.
Initially, the start of production is expected in July 2021
The carmaker is having problems obtaining important building permits and environmental approvals for the project.
He encountered some problems with the water company, conservationists who did not want to move some local animals as part of the deforestation on the Tesla site, and Tesla even fired Mister Gigafactory, an engineer in charge of the Gigafactory Berlin project.
Despite these problems, CEO Elon Musk said last week during a quarterly financial call to Tesla that he expects production to begin this year:
“We are building factories as quickly as possible. Both Texas and Berlin are making good progress, and we expect to have initially limited production from these plants and volume production from Texas and Berlin next year. “
But now in the new report of the German Automobilwoche, I am the automotive industry, it is stated that Tesla’s schedule for Gigafactory Berlin has shifted to January 2022:
“The start of series production at Tesla’s new Gigafactory in Grünheide near Berlin has been postponed by six months until the end of January 2022. Tesla boss Elon Musk has officially given the team half a year more, Automobilwoche reported, citing company circles.”
According to the report, the regulatory approval of the project is part of the delayed schedule, as Tesla has informed the authorities that it will modify its application.
The publication also said that construction delays are also at play, including for the battery base production facility that Tesla is building on the site.
During the same aforementioned call made by Tesla last week, Musk also said that he expects Tesla to start large-scale production of battery cells at Gigafactory Berlin next year.
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