Tesla Giga Berlin Model Model Ys To Pickup Elon Musk at The Airport
There was a word in the media that Tesla CEO Elon Musk would visit Giga Berlin this weekend to inspect the gigafactory and perhaps make a big announcement about Giga Berlin, possibly the start of the production. My source from Giga Berlin says Elon Musk’s visit is postponed. One of the reasons is that Giga Berlin isn’t ready and it’s not safe yet.
Why it’s not safe?
It’s because Tesla officials, who are going to pick up Elon Musk, are going to use two Model Y vehicles, built at Giga Berlin. And since Tesla Germany isn’t yet ready and it still needs another week or two, it’s not yet safe to do it today. This is what I was told.
This information is reasonable for several reasons.
First, it will make a strong statement in the automotive world if Tesla Model Y vehicles, made at Giga Berlin meet Elon Musk at the Berlin airport and pick up him, giving him a ride to the Gigafactory. I think this will send a strong signal and resonate well in many regards.
My second point is about the safety, which my source told me about. If you remember in December Tesla was making about 200 or so Model Y vehicles at Giga Berlin for test purposes. It was not satisfied with their quality and requested a new permit to build 2,000 more test-vehicles, which cannot be sold, but can be used internally. They can also go to the airport and pick up Elon Musk, Torque News is told. My source from Giga Berlin told me that even if Tesla receives the final permit today, it will still need from one to two weeks to start the production. “We are trying to get better with each car we build,” my source from Giga Berlin wrote me.
Thus, Elon Musk's visit to Giga Berlin may hopefully still happen this week. The rest of the test vehicles will be "scrapped, recycled and used for internal transportation," told me a source from Giga Berlin.
Recently, Tesla Giga Berlin received German federal government's support to start the production, but Tesla is still waiting for the final permit from the Brandenburg's relevant authority.
Image by Tobias Lindh, used with permission.
Armen Hareyan is the founder and the Editor in Chief of Torque News. He founded TorqueNews.com in 2010, which since then has been publishing expert news and analysis about the automotive industry. He can be reached at Torque News Twitter, Facebok, Linkedin and Youtube.