Tesla Giga Berlin Is 20% Completed Due To Astonishing Speed
Tesla's Giga Berlin factory is 20 percent complete, according to the man responsible for the construction, and Tesla should be ahead of schedule and start production in early 2021, moving ahead with Giga Shanghai speed.
Eva Fox from the Tesmanian.com reports on Giga Berlin's construction update with Jurgen, who tweets at GF4Tesla. Here is what Eva writes.
"The construction of Tesla Giga Berlin is progressing at a consistently rapid pace. The company and its German construction partners rely primarily on precast concrete elements for extremely high construction speeds. This allows building even faster than in China.
"Less than 11 months should elapse from the groundbreaking ceremony to the completion of construction in Grünheide. This is how long it took Tesla to build its factory in Shanghai. According to Evan Horetsky, who is responsible for the construction of Giga Berlin, the factory is currently about 20% complete. Although initially slated to start production in mid-2021, Tesla should be ahead of schedule and start production in early 2021.
"The most active building under construction is the Drive Unit. All the walls, except for the western one, are practically finished. The western wall is also nearing completion. The roof is already finished and almost completely insulated.
"According to preliminary estimates of German politicians, Tesla may receive final environmental approval as early as mid-December. "When the approval for the entire project comes, is closely related to the development plan procedure. Both should be signed and sealed in mid-December," said Minister for Economic Affairs, Labor, and Energy Jörg Steinbach.
Construction of the Paint Shop continues; now there are more walls. The roof covering continues and we can see that it's almost done. Giga Berlin will get the world's most advanced paint shop. Using the new painting technology, Tesla cars will have a special, attractive, and lively look. Giga Berlin will have an advanced paint shop, which will be able to apply paint in three layers. Several layers of paint give the color a realistic depth, which makes the colors brighter than possible with traditional paint systems.
"The equipment for the world's most advanced paint shop will be supplied by Geico Taikisha. Geico Taikisha became the first company in the world to offer a paint shop with zero environmental impact, reducing consumption by 70%."
Do you think the first Model Y electric crossover will roll off the assembly line from Tesla Giga Berlin in the early spring of 2021?
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