Tag: Gigafactory 4

Jun 16, 2021 - 10:59 am

It’s hard to practice what you preach

While Elon Musk criticised Bitcoin for not ensuring renewable energy production for its operations, Tesla itself is now reportedly using hundreds of diesel generators to set up production at the future Giga Berlin plant in Grünheide, Germany.

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Jun 1, 2021 - 11:25 am

Tesla to hand in third application for Giga Berlin

Although the Tesla vehicle plant in Grünheide is being expanded to include a battery cell factory, the company says the water consumption of the combined Gigafactory will not increase. According to a media report, this information was gleaned from the third application in the main approval process that Tesla is likely to submit to the […]

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May 31, 2021 - 10:30 am

More (legal) vandalism for Gigafactory 4

Following a case of environmentally motivated vandalism at the Gigafactory construction site in Germany, Elon Musk took to twitter to drum up sympathy from the locals. And what better way to impress the young people than through art!?

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May 27, 2021 - 03:01 pm

Giga Berlin attacked by activist group

After a fire at the Tesla plant in Grünheide on Wednesday night, when power cables were set on fire, a letter of confession was sent to media from the “Vulkangruppe”, or ‘volcano group’ as they call themselves. The group claims their actions are because Tesla is “neither green, ecological, nor social”.

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May 20, 2021 - 12:20 pm

Brandenburg grants Tesla yet another partial approval

The Brandenburg State Office for the Environment has granted Tesla permission to start installing final assembly equipment at the Giga Berlin factory in Grünheide ahead of schedule. It is not the first advance approval allowing work inside the factory.

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May 3, 2021 - 12:44 pm

Musk gives Giga Berlin six months more for readiness

The start of production at Giga Berlin, Tesla’s plant in Grünheide near Berlin, has reportedly been delayed by six months. According to a report in German media, Tesla boss Elon Musk has officially given the team half a years more time, meaning that full production is unlikely to start before January 2022.

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Apr 28, 2021 - 11:09 am

Tesla wants to amend Giga Berlin approval permits

Tesla has informed the approval authority that the permit application for the plant in Grünheide is to be amended to include battery cell production. This is likely to delay the start of vehicle production at the Gigafactory by months.

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Apr 21, 2021 - 11:25 am

Giga Berlin decision faces further delays

The final approval for Tesla’s Gigafactory in Grünheide is apparently being delayed further. According to a media report, Brandenburg’s Environment Minister Axel Vogt is said to have cited a lack of “fundamental information”.

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Apr 8, 2021 - 01:10 pm

Tesla unhappy with German permit approval process

Because the official permit for the factory in Grünheide is still pending, Tesla criticises the obstacles in German permit law in a ten-page incendiary letter. In the paper, the company calls on the Federal Republic to give energy transition projects priority for approval.

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Mar 26, 2021 - 10:26 am

Elon Musk more than peeved at German broadcaster

The recent reports from Germany’s state broadcaster ZDF saying that future water consumption at Tesla’s Giga Berlin could become a danger for a later expansion of the plant are getting a lot of attention. This even prompted a reaction from Elon Musk.

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Mar 23, 2021 - 01:23 pm

Tesla still without Giga Berlin plant manager

Tesla is apparently still missing a new plant manager for the Giga Berlin factory in Grünheide. According to a media report, former Daimler manager René Reif never started at Tesla despite an original agreement.

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Feb 11, 2021 - 11:16 am

Tesla opens platform for repair by third parties in the EU

Tesla has opened its platform for repair and maintenance information to third parties after several complaints to the EU Commission. Independent car repair shops can now access the information without restrictions. Meanwhile, an investment firm has greatly increased its Tesla shares.

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Jan 18, 2021 - 11:56 am

Tesla Model Y deliveries officially launch in China

Tesla has officially started deliveries of the Model Y built in China. Meanwhile, preparations for the production of the European Model Y in Giga Berlin continue and it is looking like the plant could become larger than initially thought. There are also increasing indications that the Model S and Model X will soon be refreshed.

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Nov 20, 2020 - 12:42 pm

Jobs at Tesla: Giga Berlin hires for cell & car production

Tesla has begun hiring staff for battery cell production at Giga Berlin in Grünheide. Reports say the company would also look to finding personnel in vehicle assembly starting in January. Up to 7,000 employees would then help build a slightly modified Model Y for the markets in Europe.

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Nov 17, 2020 - 12:16 pm

Tesla to join S&P 500 stock market in December

Tesla shares are now included in the S&P 500 stock market index after all. Tesla’s inclusion will take place on 21 December. In addition, Tesla has apparently found a new construction manager for the Gigafactory in Grünheide within its own ranks.

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Nov 11, 2020 - 12:46 pm

Tesla granted building pre-approval for Giga Berlin

Tesla has received another provisional building permit for its plant in Grünheide. The Brandenburg State Environmental Agency has approved supporting structures for roofs and exterior walls in the area of the foundry and press shop. This is already the seventh application for preliminary work.

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Nov 2, 2020 - 01:12 pm

Saueressig said to set up cell production for Tesla

The German company Saueressig Engineering appears involved in setting up machines for Tesla battery cell production in Germany and the USA, a local media report suggest. It would not be the first time that the Californian company relied on engineering know-how from Germany.

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Oct 27, 2020 - 11:58 am

Tesla investing in US production capacities

Tesla plans to invest 4.5 to 6.0 billion US dollars in 2021 and 2022 respectively to expand its production capacities for electric cars and batteries. This was revealed in a statement to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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Oct 24, 2020 - 01:07 pm

Tesla fires Giga-Berlin project manager Horetsky

According to a report in the German media, Tesla has dismissed the project manager responsible for the construction of Giga-Berlin, Evan Horetsky. Reasons for the dismissal are unclear, but could apparently be due to a dispute over unpaid water bills. Elsewhere, Tesla has problems with customers in the Netherlands and authorities in China.

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Oct 8, 2020 - 12:40 pm

Giga Berlin to be testbed for 4680 cells and production

Elon Musk has revealed more details about Tesla’s plans for the upcoming factory in Germany, which is to become a testbed for the Fremont and Shanghai factories. Giga Berlin will be using the new 4680 format batteries as well as a completely new cast frame, which is not without risks.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/09/06/tesla-to-get-e1-14bn-in-state-funding-for-berlin-battery-plant/
06.09.2021 14:34