Oct 28, 2020 - 02:36 pm

Model Y may be produced earlier than assumed in Germany

Production of the Tesla Model Y will start in Germany in 2021. There is now an indication that the start of production at the Giga-Berlin plant may be earlier than previously assumed.

While July 2021 had been given as the starting month, according to a report by Teslarati, a Dutch reservation holder has now received information from Tesla upon request, according to which he can expect delivery of his German-made Model Y as early as the first or second quarter of 2021.

According to the report, the reservation holder found out in a telephone call that Tesla Netherlands had just received an internal update on the construction process in Giga-Berlin, on the basis of which the early delivery date was determined.

It would not be the first time that Tesla is ahead of its schedule. In the USA, the electric car manufacturer brought forward the date for the start of delivery of the Model Y from the original end of 2020 first to summer and then to March 2020. Officially, Tesla is naming the coming year as the starting date for Model Y production at its German site. The Californian company only recently repeated this statement in its latest quarterly report.

As far as the status of construction work at Giga-Berlin is concerned, there are new eyewitness accounts: According to an observer who calls himself @Gf4Tesla on Twitter, cranes have lifted the first components of the painting line into the designated part of the building. So while plant technology is apparently already being integrated at this point, Tesla is still busy with structural work and the installation of foundations elsewhere. The last official announcement for Gigafactory 4 dates from mid-September. At that time, Tesla had applied for the clearing of another 100 hectares of forest (in addition to the 90 hectares already cleared). Meanwhile, the dismissal of Evan Horetsky, the overall project manager for the construction of the Gigafactory in Grünheide, caused a stir a few days ago.

teslarati.com

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/10/28/model-y-may-be-produced-earlier-than-assumed-in-germany/
28.10.2020 14:56