It comes at no surprise that Elon Musk really intends for Tesla to make a mark all over the world. From being the top EV brand in the United States to planting its seeds in the Asian continent with the Shanghai factory, Musk has no plans of stopping Tesla’s expansion any time soon.
CEO Musk tweeted the proposed architectural plan of the Gigafactory in Germany. Solar panels can be seen adorned on the roof, with a possibility for a pool and an event area. Railways will also be put up to ease transport to and from the factory.
In fact, just shortly after China, he then began his plan on conquering the European continent with the establishment of Gigafactory Berlin. Tesla is well on its way to make a home out of a large landscape in Brandenburg, Germany despite objections from local environmentalist groups. Tesla’s construction team wiped out a 92-hectare forest for the site, earning numerous criticisms.
No action was taken since the state’s Ministry for Agriculture, Environment, and Climate Protection gave approval to the car company. However, Tesla assured on their web page about replanting mixed trees on an area that is thrice the size of the factory’s land area. The company will be working with environmental groups in improving the natural environment in the locality and guarantee a smooth flow of clean water distribution to the factory and local community.
Even with the pandemic, construction was not severely affected due to the fact that there will only be a few workers coming in and the work will be done by machinery.
The site is expected to begin manufacturing processes by July 2021, starting with the Model Y series. High expectations are set for the Gigafactory Berlin, as it will produce more than just its signature EVs, but also batteries and powertrains.