Tesla’s GigaBerlin obtains all approvals for mass production, inauguration on Tuesday

Written by Cláudio Afonso | info@claudio-afonso.com

GigaBerlin opening has been delayed several times during the last months for many different reasons, however, the wait is over. Giga Berlin Team received, on Friday, an e-mail from the company announcing that the first deliveries of GigaBerlin-made vehicles will start on Tuesday, March 22. The Gigafactory is located in Brandenburg and is Tesla’s first manufacturing location in Europe and its most advanced, sustainable and efficient facility yet.

The facility costed around $5.5 Billion and will inaugurate on March 22 being expected the presence of Elon Musk, the German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, and the German Federal Economy Minister Robert Habeck.

“Dear Giga Berlin Team, yesterday was a huge day for our Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg. Weofficially received our operating permit. This also enables us to start production and to deliver cars to our customers. What a milestone in our young history. We should be hugely proud. Congratulations and thank you to all that helped to get us here. Great team spirit. And of course, we wouldn’t be Tesla if we would not continue working at full speed and already start delivering the first cars to our customers next Tuesday. This is going to be a memorable moment and the entire world will watch. As already announced in several emails, we are going to celebrate this event with you straight after shift end at 3:00pm. We are looking forward to seeing you there. Thank you for your continued hard work.” — Tesla said.


On February 21st, over 360 Model Y Giga Berlin made vehicles were seen outside the factory. Until GigaBerlin’s final approval, European customers have been receiving its models from Giga Shangai, where more than 6,500 Model Y and Model 3 were seen last week ready to export.

According to Reuters, Tesla Inc plans to start work on a new plant in Shanghai as soon as next month as part of a plan to more than double production capacity in China to meet growing demand for its cars in the country and export markets, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters. With this new plant, Tesla will have the capacity to produce up to 2 million cars per year at its expanded Shanghai facility, the company’s main export hub, according to the people, who asked not to be identified in discussing still-private plans.