4680 Batteries Just Spotted at Giga Berlin!
— Gali (@Gfilche) October 9, 2021
Elon Musk is speaking right now at Giga Berlin:
Tesla at Giga Berlin
Landed in Berlin, Brandenburg, DE. Apx. flt. time 9 Hours : 8 Mins. pic.twitter.com/xFCux2lnc1
— Elon Musk's Jet (@ElonJet) October 8, 2021
If you pay attention to the Twitter account for Elon Musk's jet, you can see that he landed in Berlin yesterday, 10/8/2021, and it looks like the reason is to kickoff the grand tour and soon to be production for Giga Berlin!
Elon Musk made a joke that Tesla would replant any trees cut down to build the plant. The 4680 structural battery pack which was spotted and is now being circulated across the internet.
Elon Musk also mentioned that the first deliveries would likely happen in December of this year, 2021. He said it will take longer to reach volume production that it took to build the Giga factory. That means we should expect a year or two for Tesla to reach volume production at Giga Berlin.
Elon Musk was asked about Tesla Bot, and he responded that Optimus Sub-Prime is being worked on and it should be interested to see what comes of that.
Elon Musk was asked about using renewable energy for the factory and he said it is his goal to make the factory run 100% on renewable energy.
Elon Musk was asked about superchargers being installed at the factory and he joked that they wouldn't be building superchargers. He then quickly said, "Of course we'll be building superchargers here."
Elon Musk said that they will have a kindergarten/day care at the Giga Berlin factory or a garden for children. He said that he would make sure families were taken care of.
Elon Musk wants to replace 1% of the global vehicle fleet per year and reach 20 million cars produced a year. He doesn't want to talk to much about future products except to say that they are really exciting.
Elon Musk was asked about solar roof coming to Germany and he said that hopefully next year the solar roof would come to Germany.
Elon Musk was asked about cell production. He said that in the future, most cells will be iron based. He sees batteries as being very sustainable since they are practically infinitely recyclable. Nickel is more difficult to mine more than iron. Nickel will be used a lot for long range cars and aircraft. Iron for shorter ranged/smaller vehicles. There's really no worry in resources for batteries and sustainability.
Cell phones and laptops use cobalt which is more challenging.
There are two new paint colors at Giga Berlin, a crimson read color, and a new blue, to add to the colors to customize a Model Y with.
What do you think about Elon Musk speaking at Giga Berlin? Were there any surprises? Will they start production in December, 2021?
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Jeremy Johnson is a Tesla investor and supporter. He first invested in Tesla in 2017 after years of following Elon Musk and admiring his work ethic and intelligence. Since then, he's become a Tesla bull, covering anything about Tesla he can find, while also dabbling in other electric vehicle companies. Jeremy covers Tesla developments at Torque News. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram to stay in touch and follow his Tesla news coverage on Torque News.