Tesla To Construct 623 Charging Stations Within Giga Berlin
In a recently shared filing for Giga Berlin acquired by Twitter user @Gf4Tesla, Tesla is planning to construct 623 charging stations within the premises of the Berlin Gigafactory. According to the documents these will be built in the parking lot of the compound.
From the total number of charging stations, 8 will be superchargers and the rest will be level 2 destination chargers. It is not yet clear whether Tesla is planning to deploy V2 or V3 superchargers but from Tesla’s recent focus on rolling out V3 superchargers, the latter seems more likely.
A bit of statistics.
The yellow area will be the future parking lot of GIGABERLIN.
with 3254 total parking spaces.
with 615 charging station.
with 8 superchargers.
source: Tesla / GIGABERLIN pic.twitter.com/bD0ZyDWK0S
— @GF4Tesla .build #GigaBerlin. (@Gf4Tesla) October 19, 2020
Tesla’s V3 superchargers currently have peak rates of 250kw, reaching over 1000miles per hour in Model 3. However, according to leaks, these chargers might be capable of reaching even higher speeds of over 600kW.
Tesla’s destination chargers are also no slouch. These can reach speeds up to 11.5KW and can bring a Tesla from 20% to 80% within a few hours. Tesla has recently announced Gen 3 of the wall connector which can be used for homes or as destination chargers.
On top of the capabilities of the Gen 2 chargers, Tesla’s current destination chargers can connect to wifi. This enables several capabilities including the ability to see how often and how much the chargers are utilized; remote diagnostics which include firmware updates and service alerts for repairs; and the ability to charge users a fair price for the electricity they use when charging.
Considering the speed of these chargers, Tesla building over 600 outlets in one location might seem a bit too much, but the chargers to be built at Giga Berlin will be for use by Tesla’s future employees which may reach as many as 40,000 people in 3 shifts.
With this number, Tesla’s Giga Belin factory on its own might possess 10 percent of Germany’s planned 70,000 level 2 chargers.
Besides the charging spots, Tesla’s Berlin Gigafactory seems to be the sight for several other projects. Currently, in the Tesla Giga Berlin settlement in Grünheide, there is a large infrastructure concept planned to the tune of 80 million Euros.
A plan of this project is currently available in the Grundheid town hall and online and it will be available until November 2. The plan calls for the construction of new bicycle paths, new roads, new freeway exits, and much more.
Considering the amount of money that has to be spent on infrastructure in Grundheid, the parliamentary group of the left in the Brandenburg state parliament has demanded that Tesla pays for the expansion of the infrastructure in the area around the plant in Grünheide.
Nevertheless, the new Berlin Giagafactory will be the site for several firsts for Tesla. according to Elon Musk, Berlin made Model Y should have a new paint system. In the past describing the new paint scheme, Elon Musk has said Giga Berlin will have the world's most advanced paint shop. Giving the car more layers of stunning colors that subtly change with curvature.
The site should also be the first to mass-produce Tesla’s newest 4680 batteries and bring to production all the amazing breakthroughs announced at Tesla’s Battery Day event. According to Elon Musk, the Model Y that will roll off the line from the factory sometime in 2021 should utilize all these breakthroughs potentially giving the car a 474-mile range.
So what do you think? Are over 600 charging stations in one location too many? Or considering the number of workers that will be needed? And how many of you have access to electric car charging at your workplace? Let me know your thoughts down in the comment below.
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