This year, Tesla expects to obtain approval for the serial production of Model Y electric vehicles at new facilities in Texas and Germany. In the first case, the enterprise must start work before the end of March, the enterprise in the vicinity of Berlin has been waiting for final approvals since the end of last year. Local media expect the Berlin facility to be fully operational by the end of March.
The Tagesspiegel reports that the authorities of the state of Brandenburg are close to the approval of the start-up of the enterprise in Berlin, it can be received by the end of this week. Previously, the company received permission to produce more than two thousand bodies for Model Y crossovers, but the company still cannot start deliveries of serial cars from this site. According to unofficial data, several hundred copies of the Tesla Model Y have already been spotted in the parking lot near the enterprise in Berlin.
According to German media, a grand opening ceremony in the vicinity of Berlin is scheduled for March 22 or 23, after which the first Model Y crossovers intended for shipment to customers will be able to roll off the assembly line. At present, the European market is supplied with Chinese-made machines supplied from a factory in Shanghai. In a comparable time frame, the production of these electric vehicles will be launched in Texas, but the difference is that the American version will initially be equipped with batteries of the new type 4680, while the German Model Y crossovers will initially be content with battery cells of the old type 2170. In the future, it will be deployed in the neighborhood production of type 4680 cells for the needs of a German company.