10 Oct 2021
Tesla’s Berlin Plant to Start Production Next Month
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CEO Elon Musk announced new cars manufactured at his electric-car plant in Berlin could be ready for the public as early as next month. He further said his company is awaiting approval from regulatory bodies and that mass production would still need some time.
It is expected in the coming weeks that production would be allowed to start at the new site. Elon while talking to reporters at the site said, “Starting production is nice, but volume is the hard part. It will take longer to reach volume production than it took to build the factory.” His new site may be ready to manufacture 5000 vehicles or even 10,000 each year in addition to the production of battery cells as well.
With the new announcement, critics have lined up to oppose the factory and its impact on the environment. Elon has tried to defend his new plant against growing environmentalists concerns saying his factory uses little water and his approach to manufacturing batteries is sustainable. Over 800 complaints have been filed against the new plant from locals in the residing area.
Tesla has announced it will be investing 5 billion euros in the plant in the new factory site with a 50 GWh capacity whereas Volkswagen only has a 40GWh capacity.