A new drone video shows Tesla’s Berlin super factory nearing breaking ground. The company appeared to have completed land preparations for the plant before the ground-breaking. On November 12last, Musk announced at an awards ceremony in Berlin, Germany, that the company’s European super plant would be built in Berlin, Germany.
The plant is Tesla’s fourth superplant, with three more being super-factory in Shanghai, super-battery plant in Nevada and super-factory in Buffalo, New York.
Musk has tweeted that the plant will be used to make batteries, powertrains and vehicles, starting with the Model Y.
The plant will start production in 2021, with the first phase focusing on the production of Model Y, with the goal of producing 10,000 vehicles per week. Once operational, the plant is expected to create about 12,000 jobs.
In March, Tesla hastily withdrawn all u.S. employees working at its Berlin superfactory amid concerns about the new corona virus and the U.S. president’s upcoming European travel ban, which could affect the plant’s construction schedule.
In April, Tesla suffered another soil problem when it discovered that the soil on which it planned to build the plant’s foundation was sandy, and that they had to come up with a new type of foundation, which could lead to a delay in the construction of the plant.
However, local officials recently said Tesla should be able to avoid “any significant construction delays”. Now, a new drone video released by a YouTub user shows tesla’s Berlin super factory breaking ground, showing the size of the plant.
Tesla’s Berlin super plant was supposed to break ground in March, but a new corona virus pandemic and soil problems forced the company to change its plans, according to reports.