Neither in Saarland, nor in Lower Saxony: Tesla wants to build the first European gigaphorate near Berlin. About 10,000 new jobs are being created.
It has been speculated for months about the construction of Gigafactor 4 in Europe. The location is now fixed, according to Elon Musk during the awards ceremony for the Bild am Sontag and Auto Bild gold steering wheel.
Tesla: Gigafactor 4 in Germany is to be built near BER
According to Musk, the mega plant should be built near the BER airport, which is still under construction. According to Tagesspiegel, the Gigafective 4 should be similar in size to the new Großfabrik 3 in Shanghai, which will spit out 150,000 electric cars a year in its first phase of expansion.
No specific location has been announced yet, but Tagesspiegel speculates that Tesla could use a potential industrial site in Grenade in the Oder-Spree district, south-east of Berlin. She was a candidate to build a BMW plant several years ago.
According to recent speculation, the plant is expected to start operating by the end of 2021. The intent is to produce the most important Model 3 currently on the European market, as well as the compact SUV Model Y designed on the basis of it. The batteries will also be manufactured as at Gigafective 1 in Nevada.
First, the batteries and Model Y need to be built there.
Build build batteries, drives and vehicles, starting with Model Y.
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 12, 2019
As Tagesspiegel continues to report, the project has been prepared for months in secret by the Ministry of Economy. Reportedly, it was only on Tuesday at a meeting in Moscow and Minister of Economic Affairs Yar Steinbach (SPD) sealed in writing.
Tesla factory near Berlin – design center in the capital
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has already announced the end of June 2018 for the possible construction of a gigafactor in Europe. At the time, he said the German location was the first choice. Last year, Musk thought of a factory on the German-French border.
Ramona Pop, Mayor of Berlin and Senator for Economics, Energy and Business, welcomes Tesla to Berlin:
– Ramona Pop (@RamonaPop) November 12, 2019
Elon Musk confirmed at the presentation of Tesla's figures for the third quarter of 2019 that a factory in Europe should be established. At that time, it only said that the location should be announced before the end of the year. In addition to Gigafactor, a design and development center is to be built in the capital.