Giga Berlin Gets Operating Permit - First Deliveries 1 Day Away
Giga Berlin has received its operating permit clearing it for production. There is nothing stopping Giga Berlin from delivering cars to customers now. According to Sawyer Merritt, an insider source shared with him in an email from Tesla to employees the receipt of operating permit for Giga Berlin.
Here's what was recently Tweeted:
NEWS: Giga Berlin May Start Manufacturing & Delivering Cars, Says Ministry of the Environment.“Although Tesla received permission to start prod at the factory & produce 500k vehicles/year on March 4, Tesla had to comply with the reqs & conditions first.”https://t.co/KzQpRSnoiO— Sawyer Merritt (@SawyerMerritt) March 19, 2022
There were more than 400 things Tesla needed to show officials, including a couple dozen binders of hundreds of pages. Sawyer Merritt has proven to be a reliable source of Tesla news. Here is the copy of the Tesla email to employees:
"Dear Giga Berlin Team, yesterday was a huge day for our Giga Berlin Factory, Brandeburg. We officially received our operating permit. This enables us to start production and to deliver cars to our customers and is a milestone in our young history."
The email then congratulates all Giga Berlin team members and talks about great team spirit and that the company wouldn't be Tesla if they weren't working at full speed and delivering cars to customers soon (by 3/22/2022). It goes on to further say that there will be a celebration of this milestone and a break in shifts at 3 pm.
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It's good to hear that all the checks (400+) are done and that Giga Berlin is really ready for its opening. It's a lot of work to complete these 400 checks in 2 weeks. There is at least one other person commenting on Sawyer's Tweet - someone who has also seen the Tesla email.
In addition, German publication reported that Elon Musk is going to Giga Berlin this week to attend the opening of the Giga Berlin factory. Elon Musk wouldn't be going unless there was an opening to the factory.
The water issue with Giga Berlin is also currently solved. The water supply for the new Tesla plant is secured. The supply contract of the water association Strasbourg ordinance remains in place and isn't going to change. This was announced last Thursday after a big meeting with all association members. Tesla stock rose on this news.
With the toleration of water pumping around 3.8 million cubic meters per year for the Agar Store Water Works, the association could enable the drinking water supply for the population and first expansion stage of Tesla for 2022. The contract provides for the delivery of 1.8 million cubic meters per year for the car maker.
The German chancellor, Olaf Scholz, will officially open Giga Berlin this week, according to Tesmanian.com, as well.
I'm looking forward to seeing the Model Y specs from Giga Berlin, seeing the first customers take deliveries, and seeing how fast Tesla can ramp production!
Is Giga Berlin really going to open this week? What will the specs be on the Model Y from Giga Berlin? Will Tesla be able to stop exporting from Giga Shanghai now?
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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 or LinkedIn to stay in touch and follow his Tesla news coverage on Torque News.